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Accident: 14488159 - Fell Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14488159 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 11/02/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
108589311/05/19848221Columbia University In The City Of Ny
EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN WORKING OVERTIME. WHEN HE QUIT WORK, HE WENT TO THE FREIGHT ELEVATOR AND OPENED THE HOISTWAY DOORS. THERE WAS NO CAR AT HIS LOCATION. HE FELL INTO THE SHAFT, EITHER BECAUSE HE LOST HIS BALANCE OR HE BECAME DIZZY. HE FELL 18 FLOORS TO THE BASE OF THE SHAFT. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: dizziness, fall, elevator, lost balance, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1085893 Fatality Fracture Dental assistants

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