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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308106830 - Otis Elevator Company

Inspection Information - Office: Boston South


Inspection Nr: 308106830
Report ID: 0111400
Date Opened: 04/15/2005

Site Address:
Otis Elevator Company
1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Mailing Address:
61 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/12/2005

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed: 12/27/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100461466
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/12/2005 11/30/2005 $5,000 $7,000 $0 10/31/2005 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200461929
Event: 04/15/2005
Employee Falls Into Elevator Pit And Is Killed

On April 15, 2005, Employee #1 was struck by a falling wire rope while working around the elevator shaft. This caused Employee #1 to fall 20 ft into the elevator pit. Employee #1 suffered fatal injuries.

Keywords:wire rope, fall, struck by, falling object, elevator shaft

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308106830 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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