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Accident: 200830123 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200830123 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 12/04/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30059959401/12/19991799Montgomery Kone Inc
On January 11, 1999, Employee #1 was using a 3 in. by 10 in. wooden plank as a walking/working surface while building a work platform inside an elevator shaft. The plank broke and he fell approximately 28 ft onto a concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: work rules, walking on plank, construction, equipment failure, plank, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, elevator shaft, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300599594 Fatality Fracture Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall, other

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