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Accident: 202329009 - Elevator Mechanic Injured By Falling Equipment

Accident: 202329009 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 09/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30464034509/11/20011799Otis Elevator Company

On September 10, 2001, Employee #1, an elevator mechanic, was helping to install a replacement piston and cylinder in an elevator shaft. The piston came loose from the chain fall, broke the safety latch, and fell about 12 ft, striking Employee #1. He was hospitalized with lacerations to his left arm.

Keywords: chain, cylinder, mechanic, piston, laceration, struck by, arm, elevator, falling object, elevator shaft
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 12

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304640345 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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