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Accident: 14414635 - Elevator Fell 6 Floors With 2 Employees On Top

Accident: 14414635 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 03/13/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
146612703/15/19851796Us Elevator
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING FROM THE TOP OF AN ELEVATOR CAR, EXCHANGING THE TEMPORARY HOIST FOR A PERMANENT ONE. THEY RELIED ON UNTESTED SAFETY BRAKES TO HOLD THE CAR IN POSITION WHILE THEY WORKED. WHEN THEY REMOVED THE TEMPORARY HOIST THE CAR FELL SIX FLOORS TO THE BASEMENT. THE TWO EMPLOYEES RODE THE ELEVATOR CAR DOWN. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED; EMPLOYEE #2 WAS INJURED.
Keywords: brake, construction, hoist, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1466127 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 1466127 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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