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Accident: 200925410 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Under Elevator

Accident: 200925410 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 06/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31224196106/12/20081721C J Paint Enterprise Corporation
At approximately 5:16 p.m. on June 12, 2008, Employee #1 was pressure washing the elevator shaft in a lift-span bridge tower from a fixed ladder adjacent to the elevator shaft. An employee on the lowest elevator landing pushed the button for the elevator to come down from the highest elevator landing. The elevator came down from above and caught Employee #1's right shoulder and pinned him in the unguarded elevator shaft. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, pinned, caught between, elevator, unguarded, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312241961 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Elevator (struck by elevator or counter-weights)

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