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Accident: 202013884 - Employee Injured When Struck By Elevator

Accident: 202013884 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 04/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30576991104/08/20031741Nouveau Elevator Industries, Inc.
Employee #1 was installing a cover on a junction box in an elevator shaft as part of a modernization project. To gain leverage Employee #1 wrapped his left leg around pit ladders and had part of his leg in the adjacent shaft. The car in the adjacent shaft came down and struck Employee #1 pinning his leg between the elevator car and the ladder. Employee #1 sustained serious injuries to the leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, confined space, pinned, ladder, struck by, elevator, elevator shaft, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305769911 Hospitalized injury Fracture Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Elevator (struck by elevator or counter-weights)

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