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Accident: 200081362 - Employee Killed When Fell From Elevator

Accident: 200081362 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11615038409/24/20011542Perini Building Company, Inc.
On September 24, 2001, Employee #1 of Perini Building Company, Inc. and a coworker were in a material and personnel elevator, which was running improperly due to the brake deficiencies. Employee #1 was trying to jump out of the car when he fell 24 stories to the base of the elevator tower and was killed. The coworker was trying to pull Employee #1 out when Employee #1's upper body was stuck between the car and upper frame of the elevator, but he was unsuccessful. The coworker was also injured but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, brake, industrial truck, fall, struck by, elevator, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 34 150 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116150384 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Elevator (struck by elevator or counter-weights)

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