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Accident: 14488381 - Fell Down An Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14488381 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 05/10/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
202958505/14/19858699The Union League Club
ON MAY 10, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 1:10 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING AS A WAITER IN THE THIRD FLOOR DINING ROOM OF A PRIVATE CLUB. FOR SOME REASON HE LEFT HIS WAITER'S POST AND FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT. HE WAS HEARD CALLING FOR HELP FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT, BUT COULD NOT BE RESCUED BEFORE HE DIED. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THIS ACCIDENT. A DINNER KNIFE WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT, INDICATING THAT HE MAY HAVE FORCED OPEN THE ELEVATOR DOOR AND FELL WHEN THE CAR WAS NOT AT THE LANDING.
Keywords: fall, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2029585 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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