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Accident: 202169066 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202169066 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 08/20/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12457152208/23/20018211Nyc Bd Of Ed Brandeis Hs
On August 20, 2001, Employee #1, a handyman performing custodial services for the New York City Board of Education at Brandeis High School, opened the passenger elevator doors with a service key in order to put the elevator into service. The elevator, having already been put in operation, was located on another floor. Employee #1 stepped into the space between the opened doors and fell down the elevator shaft. Employee #1 was rescued by Emergency Medical Services and taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital where he expired after an operation the next morning on August 21, 2001.
Keywords: fracture, fall, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124571522 Fatality Other Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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