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Accident: 200170777 - Employee Is Killed When Elevator Falls On Him

Accident: 200170777 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 10/06/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30793142810/06/20061796Helevator Control Tower, Inc.
On October 6, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on a hydraulic elevator. They removed a safety valve, causing the release of the elevator piston pressure. The elevator fell and Employee #1 was trapped underneath. He was fatally injured.
Keywords: chest, repair, safety relief valve, inadequate maint, hydraulic elevator, caught between, struck by, concussion, falling object, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307931428 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Elevator (struck by elevator or counter-weights)

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