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Accident: 14471445 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Elevator

Accident: 14471445 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 01/09/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10346418601/09/19921796U.S. Elevator Corporation
Employee #1 and a coworker were performing maintenance work on an elevator. Employee #1 was in the elevator pit standing on a ladder. The coworker was on the floor of the landing outside the elevator. Employee #1 closed the pit access doors to clean them. This caused the electrical circuit to close, which energized the elevator car. The car descended into the pit and crushed Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, cleaning, construction, lockout, crushed, pit, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103464186 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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