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Accident: 137745.015 - Employee Falls Down Elevator Shaft And Is Killed

Accident: 137745.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 07/31/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1545421.01508/02/2021Southwest Industries, Inc. Dba Anderson Elevator Co.
At 8:52 a.m. on July 31, 2021, an employee worked to trouble shoot an elevator c ar that did not respond. The employee entered the elevator shaft by going throug h the doors of a neighboring car and walked on a metal beam located between the two elevator cars. After completing the trouble shooting, the employee attempted to return to the shaft doors when the elevator car moved. The employee fell app roximately nine feet and was killed.
Keywords: elevator, elevator shaft, fall, fall protection, maintenance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1545421.015 52 M Fatality Elevator installers and repairers

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