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Accident: 1008812 - Employee'S Ankle Fractured When Caught Under Elevator

Accident: 1008812 -- Report ID: 0253660 -- Event Date: 02/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10479583602/09/19889223Monroe Co Sheriff Dept & Jail
At approximately 7:05 p.m. on February 8, 1988, Employee #1, a Monroe County Sheriff's Corporal, was transporting 20 inmates from the county lockup to the county jail. As the 20 inmates were being loaded into elevator #5 at the third floor, the elevator began slowly slipping. Employee #1, standing outside the elevator, attempted to hold the elevator at the ceiling. His body twisted and his left foot became lodged under the elevator. The elevator was lifted by another sheriff and two inmates. Employee #1 was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery for a compound fracture to his left foot.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, slip, elevator, mech malfunction, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104795836 Hospitalized injury Fracture Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers

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