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Accident: 202722781 - Worker Found In Bottom Elevator Shaft Dies From Head Trauma

Accident: 202722781 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 04/05/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31703453604/05/20137349Schindler Elevator Company

At approximately 12:00 p.m. on April 5, 2013, Employee #1, a 61-year-old male with Schindler Elevator Company and was found at the eastern part of the elevator shaft unresponsive. A building cleaner heard his cell phone ring from the bottom of the elevator pit and discovered Employee #1. The Baltimore County Fire Department was summoned and they secured all elevators with a disconnect. Employee #1 was transported to Shock Trauma where it was discovered that he had suffered massive head trauma and was taken off life support and pronounced dead later that day.

Keywords: fracture, head, mechanic, struck against, skull, fall, elevator, elevator shaft

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317034536 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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