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Accident: 140091.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Elevator Car

Accident: 140091.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/12/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1557470.01510/12/2021Premier Elevator Company, Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on October 12, 2021, Employee #1 was performing maintenance in an e levator pit. The elevator controls were not properly locked out because of a byp ass wire which prevented the pit-stop switch from operating. Employee #1 used th e pit-stop switch to lock out the elevator while he was working in the pit. When a resident called for an elevator, the car came down crushing Employee #1 betwe en the elevator car and the pit access ladder. The employee was killed.
Keywords: crushed, elevator, falling object, ladder, lockout/tagout, pit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1557470.015 28 M Fatality Elevator installers and repairers

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