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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300621133 - Unique Lift Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Manhattan


Inspection Nr: 300621133
Report ID: 0215000
Open Date: 06/22/1999

Site Address:
Unique Lift Inc.
252 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011

Mailing Address:
128-29 Brookville Blvd, Rosedale, NY 11422

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/15/1999

Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Gutreh, S:Construction, S:Construction Fatalities

Close Case:06/21/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100850593
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260251 A01 11/24/1999 11/30/1999 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19260501 B15 11/24/1999 11/30/1999 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200850881
Event: 06/19/1999
Employee Killed In Fall With Car Frame Down Elevator Shaft

Employee #1 was on an elevator car frame hung on a wire rope from a pulley block. The block was slung on a cable attached to two rail blocks, one on either side of the shaft. One of the rail blocks let go and Employee #1 and the temporary car frame fell 12 floors down the new elevator shaft. He was killed. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was working alone and was using no form of fall protection.

Keywords:hoisting mechanism, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, pulley, elevator shaft

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300621133 Fatality Other Not specified mechanics and repairers
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