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Accident: 14240758 - Three Employees Killed As Car Overruns Hoisting Tower

Accident: 14240758 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/18/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1490049212/18/19841542Tamarack Materials Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1490882612/18/19841542M A Mortonson
At about 10:46 a.m. on December 18, 1984, a Linden-Alimak personnel hoist operated by M.A. Mortenson Co. overran the top of the hoisting tower and fell to the ground. Employees #1, #2, and #3, who were riding in the car, were killed. The directional and final limit switches were inoperable. Also, safety hooks attached to the car and the tower could have been positioned incorrectly.
Keywords: inadequate maint, work rules, construction, fall, elevator, tower, limit switch, mech malfunction, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14900492 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 14900492 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
3 14908826 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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