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Accident: 14212047 - Construction Worker Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14212047 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124280910/17/19851791Archway Steel Construction Inc
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10102562510/08/19851771Walsh/Precision Joint Venture
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124276710/15/19851761Decking & Siding Inc
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126143710/09/19851623Nu-Way Contractors
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124279110/16/19851711Climetemp/Great Lakes Joint Venture
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10102565810/08/19851711Airo-Kool Cooling And Heating Inc
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126145210/10/19851542Paschen Newberg Joint Venture
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10102566610/08/19851711Johnson Controls Inc
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10102564110/08/19851711Affordable Plumbing
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10102561710/10/19851741Ceisel Masonry Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124277510/15/19851793Dekalb Glass Co
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124274210/15/19851751Ramco Industries Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102560910/10/19851791Bristol Steel And Iron Works Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102559110/07/19851791Archway Steel Construction Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124275910/15/19851799Roughneck Concrete Drilling
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124281710/17/19851761Esko & Young Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126144510/09/19851796Willkins Insulation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102563310/08/19851611K - Five Construction Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124278310/16/19851711Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co
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126146010/10/19851731G & M Electrical Contractors Co
AT 10:10 AM ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT LOCATED IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON SOME TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER WHO WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS PROVIDED WITH A SAFETY RAILING AS PER 1926.750 (B)(1)(III). AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED AGAINST THE RAILING, THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE SAFETY LINE, A WASHER WELDED TO A COLUMN, GAVE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 50 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR PIT. CITATIONS WERE RECOMMENDED FOR IMPROPER ANCHORING OF THE LINE AND NOT PROVIDING SAFETY NETS WHEN THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.
Keywords: fall protection, elevator shaft, fall, anchor, unsecured, iron worker, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1242809 Occupation Not Listed
2 101025625 Occupation Not Listed
3 1242767 Occupation Not Listed
4 1261437 Occupation Not Listed
5 1242791 Occupation Not Listed
6 101025658 Occupation Not Listed
7 1261452 Occupation Not Listed
8 101025666 Occupation Not Listed
9 101025641 Occupation Not Listed
10 101025617 Occupation Not Listed
11 1242775 Occupation Not Listed
12 1242742 Occupation Not Listed
13 101025609 Occupation Not Listed
14 101025591 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
15 1242759 Occupation Not Listed
16 1242817 Occupation Not Listed
17 1261445 Occupation Not Listed
18 101025633 Occupation Not Listed
19 1242783 Occupation Not Listed
20 1261460 Occupation Not Listed

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