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Accident: 170116537 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Elevator

Accident: 170116537 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 10/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10865644810/26/19938051Dry Harbor Nursing Facility
Employee #1 was disengaging the door locking mechanism from inside an elevator shaft so that a coworker could spray pesticide under the elevator door at the first floor. Employee #1 entered the shaft from an adjacent elevator which he did not secure before entering the shaft. That elevator subsequently struck Employee #1 as it was moving downward. He died.
Keywords: unsecured, crushed, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108656448 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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