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Accident: 170061832 - Employee Fractures Wrist In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 170061832 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 09/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11112525809/25/19951542Centex-Simpson Construction Company, Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 22, 1995, Employee #1 was operating elevator #50 when he overheard a request for assistance at elevator #54 on his two-way radio. Several electricians could not open the elevator's door. When Employee #1 arrived at elevator #54, he told the electricians he knew how to open the elevator door, then left to get the manual door key from the electrician foreman. He opened the door, and as he was pushing the doors open, he wedged his body between the doors and his right knee buckled. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell 7 ft 9 in. to the bottom of the elevator pit. He sustained a fracture to his left wrist and minor facial abrasions.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, abrasion, pit, fall, face, elevator shaft, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111125258 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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