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Accident: 14382337 - Fall Down Elevator Shaft (6 Floors)

Accident: 14382337 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 10/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
242901710/03/19855813City Club Of Rockford Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 PM ON OCTOBER 1, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 AND SOME OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE TAKING THE PASSENGER ELEVATOR DOWN TO GROUND LEVEL AS THEY WERE LEAVING WORK. EMPLOYEE #1 STOPPED THE ELEVATOR BETWEEN THE 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS AND OPENED THE INSIDE DOORS. THIS ALLOWED HIM TO OPEN THE OUTSIDE HATCH DOORS AND JUMP APPROXIMATELY 5 1/2 FEET TO THE 6TH FLOOR LANDING. AS HE REACHED THE 6TH FLOOR LANDING HE LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL UNDER THE ELEVATOR DOWN TO THE ELEVATOR PIT. THERE WAS NO APPARENT REASON FOR THE EMPLOYEE TO STOP THE ELEVATOR AND JUMP OUT. INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED INDICATED THAT EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INVOLVED IN HORSEPLAY WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
Keywords: fall, elevator, lost balance, horseplay, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2429017 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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