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Accident: 201351913 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Construction Hoist

Accident: 201351913 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 11/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30399102011/18/20021742A.W. Baylor Versapanel-Plastering, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30399103811/18/20021731Carter Electric Company, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30399093111/18/20021522Welbro/Foley, A Joint Venture
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30399104611/18/20021711Von Plumbing, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on November 15, 2002, Employee #1 was a member of a crew of two employees who were assigned to operate and lubricate two Alimak Hoists, Model Number 27/37 C, that were located adjacent to one another at the construction site. As part of the normal lubrication and maintenance of the hoists, Employee #1 lubricated portions of the hoists every Friday. To do the lubrication, he positioned himself on top of the hoist while the operator of the hoist continued to operate the hoist. This was a practice that was prohibited by the operator's manual of the hoist. Employee #1 was lubricating one of the hoists, and somehow got his legs pinned between the tower and the counterweight of the hoist. His legs were almost severed, and he was taken to a hospital. On Monday morning, November 18, 2002, he died from his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, counterbalance, hoist, caught between, lubricating, leg, maintenance, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303991020 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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2 303991038 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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3 303990931 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
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Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Elevator (struck by elevator or counter-weights)
4 303991046 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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