Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14339543 - Elevator Maintenance Worker Crushed When Elevator Moved

Accident: 14339543 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/12/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1500328806/12/19851796Dover Elevator Company
AN EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING AN ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX ON THE TOP OF AN ELEVATOR CAR. STANDING AT THE ELEVATOR SHAFT ENTRANCE ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE STRUCTURE, THE EMPLOYEE WAS LEANING OVER THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR CAR TO PERFORM HIS WORK. WHILE HE WAS IN THIS POSITION, THE ELEVATOR CONTROL OR SWITCHING MECHANISM ENGAGED THE UNIT'S LIFT MOTOR. THE ELEVATOR CAR ROSE APPROXIMATELY 4.5 FEET, TRAPPING THE EMPLOYEE BETWEEN THE CAR AND THE ENTRANCE HEADER. THE EMPLOYEE DIED OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: maintenance, electrical work, lockout, crushed, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15003288 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close