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Accident: 100852.015 - Employee Working In Elevator Pit Is Injured When Elevator De

Accident: 100852.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278142.01511/17/2017Lotus Construction, Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on November 15, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was engaged in carpentry work for the construction of a three-story residen tial structure. He was in the elevator pit, below the elevator car, and install ing wood trim to the elevator doors. The elevator car unexpectedly began to des cend. It moved slowly, and Employee #1 was able to exit the elevator pit, but n ot before he sustained injuries. Emergency services were called, and Employee # 1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for injuries to his head and back/spine.
Keywords: back, carpenter, caught in, elevator, elevator shaft, head, lockout/tagout, residential construction, spine, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1278142.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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