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Accident: 201440039 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 201440039 -- Report ID: 0316120 -- Event Date: 02/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30109872902/27/19971542C. Vernon Burnette
Employee #1 was demolishing an elevator when the expanded metal floor on which he was standing failed. He fell four stories within the elevator shaft and was killed.
Keywords: demolition, collapse, construction, equipment failure, fall, elevator, work surface, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 5 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301098729 Fatality Other Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:45
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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