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Accident: 200532372 - Three Employees Are Injured In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200532372 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/01/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242255307/02/20081541Blahnik Construction Company
Three Employees, #1, #2, and #3, and a coworker were raising a large air compressor from the basement to the first floor. The air compressor was large enough that it had to be raised through the freight elevator shaft with the elevator shut off at the top floor. Employee's #1, #2, and #3 and the coworker were on top of the air compressor raising the machine up the elevator shaft with manual chain hoist's. One of the straps broke causing the load to shift and fall. Employees #1, #2, and #3 fell to with the air compressor and were sent to the hospital with numerous injuries.
Keywords: chain, compressor, fracture, fall, elevator, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312422553 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other
2 312422553 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other
3 312422553 Hospitalized injury Other Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other

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