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Accident: 200083475 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200083475 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 07/31/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31175905407/31/20081799Brian Millett Dba Welding 4u/Liberty Welding
Employee #1, a sole proprietor, was welding a beam connecting the travel beams of an elevator system. A platform had been constructed between the two shafts. Employee #1 either set up his ladder or used the step ladders already set up on the platform. Employee #1 used the platform to access the area where the beam was sitting on the angle iron seat. Employee #1 welded one side. Employee #1 was witnessed on the platform, over his welder machine, and somehow either stepped back or lost his balance and fell back into the unguarded end of the platform and fell approximately 37 feet. Employee #1 suffered unspecified fracture injuries and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, welder, welding, fall, elevator, lost balance, unguarded, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311759054 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:37
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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