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Accident: 14377063 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14377063 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126479510/08/19851751Blinderman/Meccor/Miller Davis Joint Venture
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102590610/15/19851791Midland Steel Erection
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10102578110/08/19851542Schol Mc Hugh Construction
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126140310/09/19851629L J Keefe Boring Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126148610/15/19851791Sprague Iron Works
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102289510/15/19851793Dekalb Glass Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102567410/08/19851711Climatemp/Great Lakes Joint Venture
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102559110/07/19851791Archway Steel Construction Co Inc
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10102593010/15/19851799Roughneck Concrete Drilling & Sawing
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126147810/08/19851791J S Drew/Hanley Hartfield
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10102288710/15/19851761Decking & Siding Inc
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10102568210/08/19851711Great Lakes Plumbing And Heating Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126142910/09/19851799Manta Lamas Joint Venture
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
126141110/09/19851629Griffin Dewatering
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124413610/08/19851751Ramco Industries Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102591410/15/19850782Monahan'S Landscaping/Garth Construction Joint Ven
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102290310/15/19851731Divane Brothers Electric Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102597110/18/19851761E J Mccormick Associates
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102592210/15/19851796Montgomery Elevator Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102596310/17/19851761Esko & Young, Inc.
ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, AT 10:10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER. THE OTHER IRONWORKER WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS GUARDED BY A SAFETY RAILING AS REQUIRED BY 1926.750 (B)(1)(III). AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED AGAINST THE RAILING, THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE SAFETY LINE (A WASHER WELDED TO A COLUMN) GAVE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 50 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR PIT. THE SAFETY LINE WAS IMPROPERLY ANCHORED. NO SAFETY NET WAS PROVIDED EVEN THOUGH THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.
Keywords: guardrail, lifeline, elevator shaft, fall, scaffold, anchor, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1264795 Occupation Not Listed
2 101025906 Occupation Not Listed
3 101025781 Occupation Not Listed
4 1261403 Occupation Not Listed
5 1261486 Occupation Not Listed
6 101022895 Occupation Not Listed
7 101025674 Occupation Not Listed
8 101025591 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
9 101025930 Occupation Not Listed
10 1261478 Occupation Not Listed
11 101022887 Occupation Not Listed
12 101025682 Occupation Not Listed
13 1261429 Occupation Not Listed
14 1261411 Occupation Not Listed
15 1244136 Occupation Not Listed
16 101025914 Occupation Not Listed
17 101022903 Occupation Not Listed
18 101025971 Occupation Not Listed
19 101025922 Occupation Not Listed
20 101025963 Occupation Not Listed

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