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Accident: 14490296 - Employee Fell In Elevator Pit; Struck Head And Died

Accident: 14490296 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 11/18/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10020798411/18/19863993Unitec
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AT THE BOTTOM OF AN ELEVATOR PIT. HE ENTERED THE BUILDING'S BASEMENT FOR UNKNOWN REASONS (HE HAD NO ASSIGNED DUTIES THERE) AND FELL, TRIPPED, OR SLIPPED INTO THE PIT OF AN ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE DISTANCE OF THE FALL WAS ONLY 13 INCHES, BUT HE APPARENTLY STRUCK HIS HEAD ON THE PIT'S CONCRETE FLOOR AND WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS. HE WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER, BUT DIED THE NEXT DAY OF A SKULL FRACTURE AND AN INTERCRANIAL HEMORRHAGE. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES.
Keywords: fracture, head, unconsciousness, hemorrhage, work rules, skull, fall, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100207984 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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