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Accident: 200850774 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200850774 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 03/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30062024203/19/19991711North Berry Corp.
Employee #1 was assisting carpenters at the site of a concrete building under construction when he attempted to cross the corner of an open elevator shaft at the fourth floor. He was stepping out onto a 3 by 4 shaft spreader when it slipped, causing him to fall four floors down the elevator shaft. Employee #1 was killed. The shaft was open between the fourth and first floors, and was not guarded in any way.
Keywords: cover, guardrail, unguarded fl opening, unsecured, carpenter, work rules, construction, fall, unguarded, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300620242 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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