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Accident: 201182201 - Employee Injuries Finger While Repairing Elevator

Accident: 201182201 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739058308/09/20041796Paramount Elevator Corp.
At approximately 8:30 pm. On July 12, 2004, Employee #1 was working for Paramount Elevator Corp as an elevator mechanic's helper. Employee #1 was an elevator contractor replaced the existing elevators inside of the building. Employee #1 was removing old counterweights from the elevator pit. The "H-shaped" counterweights were each manually lifted from the pit that was approximately 3.5feet deep and onto the sill of the first floor hoist way landing. Employee #1 had approximately 6 counterweights lifted already onto the sill. Employee #1 lifted the next one and was just placing it down. His right little finger was pinched and severely lacerated, as Employee #1 was laying the counterweight down. When the finger was jammed between the counterweight and an angle iron that were used as a doorstop. Employee #1 was driven to St. Francis Memorial Hospital for treatment
Keywords: finger, jammed, laceration, pit, elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 5 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307390583 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Lifting operations

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