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Accident: 14301469 - Construction Worker Killed When Crushed Under Elevator Car

Accident: 14301469 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 03/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10471196503/02/19881796Montgomery Elevators
AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM ON MARCH 2, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 ENTERED THE PIT OF AN ELEVATOR SHAFT TO ADJUST THE LOWER MECHANICAL SWITCH STACK. THE ELEVATOR WAS BEING INSTALLED AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE. A MALFUNCTIONING TEMPORARY RUNNING STATION CAUSED THE ELEVATOR TO FALL SIX FEET. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE ELEVATOR CAR AND PIT FLOOR. HE DIED OF CARNIOCEREBRAL INJURIES.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, construction, lockout, crushed, struck by, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104711965 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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