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Accident: 14440846 - Construction Employee Struck By Elevator Counterweight

Accident: 14440846 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 12/11/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189652012/11/19871542Blaine Construction Company, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 CLIMBED ONTO THE PERSONNEL ELEVATOR TOWER AND TIED OFF ONTO THE COUNTER WEIGHT SIDE. THE ELEVATOR BEGAN TO GO UP, ALLOWING THE COUNTERWEIGHT TO FALL. THE COUNTERWEIGHT STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 AND BENT HIM OVER. THE WEIGHT RESTED ON THE CHAIN-TYPE LANYARD BETWEEN EMPLOYEE #1 AND THE TOWER, CAUSING PINCHED NERVES IN THE EMPLOYEE'S LOWER BACK.
Keywords: counterbalance, work rules, construction, lockout, back, lanyard, struck by, elevator, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101896520 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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