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Accident: 201172020 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Impaled

Accident: 201172020 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/11/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015154307/11/20021796Thyssen Krupp Elevator
On July 11, 2002, Employee #1 was installing a new elevator sling from the ground level. Employee #1 was standing on the fourth rung of an 8-ft ladder at a height of approximately 45 in. and was using wrench to tighten the bolts on the new elevator sling. The wrench slipped off one of the bolts causing Employee #1 to fall off the ladder and land on a metal access ladder leading to the elevator pit. The metal access ladder had an exposed end of approximately 5.5 in. that impaled him. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and died upon arrival.
Keywords: wrench, impaled, ladder, fall, elevator, elevator shaft, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 19 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120151543 Fatality Puncture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall, other

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