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Accident: 14271951 - Employee Crushed Between Elevator And Lift Platform

Accident: 14271951 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 11/11/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10168105411/12/19853357The Kerite Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WORKED AS A WEIGHMAN ON THE LOGAN LARGE-PAN WEIGHING STATION AND ELEVATOR. EMPLOYEE #1 CRAWLED THROUGH AN OPENING IN THE EXPANDED METAL GUARD. THE OPENING'S PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW COMPOUND PANS TO TRAVEL FROM THE CONVEYOR ROLLERS TO THE ELEVATOR LIFT. HE MAY HAVE WANTED TO FREE A MISALIGNED PAN WHICH WAS PREVENTING THE ELEVATOR FROM ASCENDING TO THE SECOND FLOOR. WHEN HE ALIGNED THE PAN, THE LIFT AUTOMATICALLY ENERGIZED AND ROSE TO THE SECOND FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TRAPPED AND CRUSHED BETWEEN THE FRAME OF THE ELEVATOR AND THE FRAME OF THE LIFT PLATFORM.
Keywords: lockout, crushed, elevator, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101681054 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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