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Accident: 200850949 - Employee Killed In Fall With Elevator Car

Accident: 200850949 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 03/26/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10989442803/29/19991796C.E. Elevator Corp.
After changing over a hoist sheave on a sling-car, Employee #1 was to take the car from the roof to the cellar level to park it for the weekend. Just below the roof level, the 3/8 in. thick wire rope hoisting cable snapped and the car fell 11 stories to the sub-cellar pit. Employee #1 was killed. Subsequent investigation revealed that the wire rope had failed due to internal abrasion caused by imbedded glass wool particles. The car's safety brakes had not engaged because the governor connecting rod had not been installed.
Keywords: wire rope, broken cable, construction, equipment failure, fall, elevator, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109894428 Fatality Concussion Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall, other

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