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Accident: 128236.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Elevator

Accident: 128236.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/31/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486301.01507/31/2020Nichols Contracting Inc.
At 2:15 p.m. on July 31, 2020, an employee and coworker were in an elevator shaf t replacing lights. At some point, the elevator descended on top of the employee while still working in the shaft. The elevator crushed and killed the employee as it pinned the employee down.
Keywords: asphyxiated, crushed, elevator, elevator shaft, falling object, installing, lighting, lockout/tagout, pinned, warning sign
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1486301.015 26 M Fatality Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation

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