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Accident: 202545273 - Employee Tears Knee Ligaments In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202545273 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486513005/24/20131796Thyssen Krupp Elevator

At approximately 12:40 p.m. on April 9, 2013, Employee #1 was located in front of an elevator shaft when a coworker, a mechanic, was travelling from the concrete floor to the elevator platform. As the employee was walking from the concrete floor onto a spreader beam and lost his balance and fell approximately 5.5 ft down into the elevator shaft. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for multiple ligament tears in his knee and shoulder. Employee #1 was hospitalized for seven days.

Keywords: knee, fracture, ligament, shaft, walking surface, fall, elevator, lost balance, elevator shaft
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 80

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314865130 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall, other

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