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Accident: 201720406 - One Employee Is Killed, One Is Injured In Elevator Fall

Accident: 201720406 -- Report ID: 0257220 -- Event Date: 05/14/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31345423305/17/20105411Oscar Jimenez Gonzalez Dba Superme Selecto Jimenez
On May 14, 2010, Employees #1 and #2 loaded an elevator and were riding in the elevator, with the merchandise. The merchandise was not centered and was pushed back too far. As the elevator was on its way up, the wooden pallet with merchandise got stuck on a floor edge. The motor kept pulling but could not endure, resulting in mechanism failure. The elevator fell from a height of 30 feet and hit bottom. Employee #1 was instantly killed. Employee #2's arm was amputated and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, equipment failure, jammed, fall, arm, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313454233 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 313454233 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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