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Accident: 200851590 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200851590 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 08/10/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30294210708/10/20001743Bakary Makalou Dba Terrazzo Expert
Employee #1 was measuring a fourth-floor elevator lobby floor when he fell 45 ft into the elevator shaft. The 20 ft wide shaft entrance had no guardrail. Apparently there was orange mesh stretched across the opening, but it was loosely attached and did not provide fall protection.
Keywords: guardrail, barrier guard, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302942107 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior tile work (ceramic, vinyl, acoustic)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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