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Accident: 200263846 - Employee Dies After Being Crushed In Freight Elevator

Accident: 200263846 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 02/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31433347704/26/20102099Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation
Employee #1 and a coworker had replaced doors on a freight elevator and were riding the elevator up to the second floor level to clamp cables on the elevator door. Employee #1 was standing in the back of the elevator while the coworker was operating the controls. When the coworker heard Employee #1 yell, he turned around to see Employee #1 leaning over the elevator gate with his head pinned between the elevator door and the second floor. The coworker immediately stopped the elevator and lowered the elevator gate. Employee #1 then fell backward onto the floor and struck his head on a channel iron that was mounted to the floor. He was transported to the hospital, where he died two months later.
Keywords: head, elevator gate, pinned, caught between, crushed, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314333477 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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