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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14540595 - Construction Employee Injured When Struck By Counterweight

Accident: 14540595 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10291752303/09/19881791United Steel Erectors
EMPLOYEE #1, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER, WAS LYING IN A PRONE POSITION WITH THE UPPER HALF OF HIS BODY INSIDE AN ELEVATOR SHAFT. HE WAS TRYING TO LOOSEN A STRUCTURAL STEEL BOLT LOCATED BELOW HIM. SUDDENLY THE COUNTERWEIGHT FOR THE SERVICE ELEVATOR CAR DESCENDED AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, PINNING HIM BETWEEN THE COUNTERWEIGHT AND THE FLOOR EDGE. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.
Keywords: counterbalance, pinned, work rules, construction, lockout, struck by, elevator shaft, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102917523 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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