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Accident: 14526974 - Employee Fell Into Elevator Shaft And Was Killed

Accident: 14526974 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/03/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1742637007/05/19857011Colonnades Beach Hotel
DURING A POWER FAILURE EMPLOYEE #1 TRIED TO DETERMINE IF ANYONE WAS STRANDED IN A STUCK ELEVATOR. HE USED THE EMERGENCY KEY TO OPEN THE OUTER ELEVATOR DOORS FROM THE LANDING. WHEN HE OPENED THE ELEVATOR DOORS ON THE 4TH FLOOR WEST ELEVATOR, HE APPARENTLY LEANED TOO FAR INTO THE OPEN ELEVATOR SHAFT. HE LOST HIS BALANCE, OR FOOTING, AND FELL APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET TO HIS DEATH.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, elevator, lost balance, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17426370 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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