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Accident: 14503692 - Employee Dies After Falling Into Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14503692 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 11/11/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10310326311/13/19874226Wichita Furniture Wholesale
Employee #1 apparently opened the hoistway door of a freight elevator system while the elevator car was at another landing. He fell about 15 feet and apparently struck his head against the concrete basement floor. He died during surgery at a nearby hospital.
Keywords: head, work rules, fall, unguarded, elevator shaft, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103103263 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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