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Accident: 14471924 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Elevator Car And Wall

Accident: 14471924 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 06/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10244131806/13/19886512Merchandise Mart Properties Inc.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 9, 1989, Employee #1 rode on a freight elevator without an interlocked gate, allowing him to move off the elevator car platform onto a concrete ledge. Employee #1 was killed when he was crushed from the waist up upon being caught between the elevator car platform and structural members of the shaft wall.
Keywords: interlock, torso, caught between, crushed, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102441318 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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