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Accident: 14514046 - Decapitated By Leading Edge Of Elevator In Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14514046 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 06/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
235601206/26/19855072D And D Midwest Incorporated
EMPLOYEE #1, A FOREMAN, AND ANOTHER WORKER WERE WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF ELEVATOR #1 AT THE 4TH FLOOR LEVEL OF A WAREHOUSE BUILDING. THERE WAS A VIEW GLASS MISSING FROM THE DOOR OF ELEVATOR #4, AND THE FOREMAN PUT HIS HEAD THROUGH THE OPENING TO TRY TO LOOK ACROSS AND SEE WHERE ELEVATOR #1 WAS LOCATED. ELEVATOR #4 WAS DESCENDING FROM ABOVE AND CAUGHT THE TOP OF HIS HEAD BETWEEN THE OPENING IN THE DOOR AND THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE ELEVATOR, RESULTING IN DECAPITATION. THIS INCIDENT HAS BEEN REFERRED TO THE STATE OF OHIO, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (ELEVATOR INSPECTION DIVISION) FOR INVESTIGATION.
Keywords: head, warehouse, caught between, leading edge, decapitated, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2356012 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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