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Accident: 753558 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Elevator Parts

Accident: 753558 -- Report ID: 0931700 -- Event Date: 07/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10135033807/22/19881796United States Elevator Corporation

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on July 21, Employee #1 was on elevator #2 while elevator #1, the adjacent elevator, was being operated. Employee #1 got too close to the counterweights on elevator #1 and his clothing became snagged by the moving apparatus. He was thrown onto the counterweights as they moved upward at a rate of 350 ft/min. Employee #1 was crushed and killed between the counterweights and two horizontal beams.

Keywords: beam, clothing, counterbalance, work rules, caught by, construction, caught between, crushed, elevator, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101350338 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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