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Accident: 202004008 - One Employee Died, Second Injured In Platform Collapse

Accident: 202004008 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 01/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30387342601/16/20011796Amtech Elevator Services Inc.
Two employees where working from a wooden platform that was erected in an elevator shaft. The employees were installing brackets for the guide rails for a traction elevator. A 4-inch by 6-inch board broke, causing the platform to collapse, and the two employees fell 39-feet to the pit below. One employee died from a head fracture he suffered in the fall.
Keywords: platform, fracture, head, collapse, rail, elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 6 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303873426 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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