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Accident: 14327084 - Employee Seriously Injured In Fall Into Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14327084 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/08/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12268195012/28/19947011Pa Hospitality Association Limited Partnership
Employee #1 was standing on the end of a 6 ft long banquet table, leaning over an elevator shaft to look up at the bottom of a elevator car. The table tipped and Employee #1 fell 5 1/2 floors (approximately 55 to 60 ft), landing on his feet on the concrete floor. The table also fell into the elevator shaft and struck Employee #1 on the head. In addition he suffered broken legs, fractured vertebrae, and a broken pelvis from the fall.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, pelvis, fall, struck by, falling object, vertebra, elevator shaft, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122681950 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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