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Accident: 201044203 - Employee Is Injured In Fall To Elevator Cab Platform

Accident: 201044203 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 06/01/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31343717006/03/20091796Otis Elevator Company
On June 1, 2009, an employee was working on the Centercore elevators, Level 2 - Promenade at Aria Tower. The employee was lowering the elevator platform down to remove the overhead protection at the car top and to start installing the permanent cab. The employee was standing on the edge of the lobby floor with the guardrail system removed on the door opening. The run bug button cable got caught, pulling the employee toward the hoistway and against the overhead protection that was lowered to approximately 3.5 feet above the lobby floor. The employee fell approximately 14 feet into the hoistway's car platform, pulling the overhead protection down with him. The employee fractured left heel and received bruises and cuts. The employee was wearing a full body harness at the time of the accident. However, he was not tied to the available fall protection system.
Keywords: platform, fracture, caught by, fall, fall protection, elevator, contusion, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 55
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313437170 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Specified mechanics and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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