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Accident: 14567705 - Head Crushed Between Elevator Floor And Door Sill

Accident: 14567705 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1514164106/13/19841796Dover Elevator Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS IN THE ELEVATOR #70 SERVICE PIT. HE TOLD HIS HELPER TO RUN THE CAR UP TO THE FOURTH FLOOR, THEN BACK TO THE FIRST FLOOR. WHEN THE CAR RETURNED TO THE FIRST FLOOR LEVEL, IT STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1. HIS HEAD WAS WEDGED BETWEEN THE ELEVATOR CAR AND THE OUTSIDE DOOR SILL. THE HELPER HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY COMMUNICATIONS FROM EMPLOYEE #1 AND DID NOT KNOW WHY HE HAD MOVED FROM THE REAR TO THE FRONT OF THE PIT.
Keywords: head, maintenance, crushed, struck by, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15141641 Fatality Dislocation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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