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Accident: 201119237 - Elevator Operator Is Killed While Servicing Elevator

Accident: 201119237 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083039507/21/20051522Jsm Construction, Inc.
On July 21, 2005, Employee #1, a construction elevator operator, was in a pit between two elevator units adjusting a cam to allow the elevator car to properly align with floor slabs. When an electrician requested to be taken to an upper floor, Employee #1 directed another worker to operate the elevator while he continued to work in the elevator pit. When the elevator rose to the upper floors, the counterweight came down and struck Employee #1. He was transported to St. Josephs Medical Center where he died of head and chest trauma. The investigation determined that the company had not developed or implemented hazardous energy control procedures or training for elevator servicing and adjusting operations.
Keywords: chest, head, maintenance, construction, lockout, crushed, pit, struck by, elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300830395 Fatality Other Elevator operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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