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Accident: 202340865 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202340865 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 09/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30923581009/22/20051522Wall Street Builders, Llc
On September 21, 2005, Employee #1, a laborer, was working in an elevator shaft in an 8-story building undergoing conversion. The workers in the building were provided with a new elevator car which at the time of the accident consisted of only the platform and harness. Employee #1 was working from the elevator platform, demolishing concrete block for the installation of a steel beam. The platform was positioned at the seventh floor level between the landing and the hoist way door buck. Employee #1 fell from the elevator platform to the basement elevator pit and was killed.
Keywords: platform, construction, shaft, fall, fall protection, elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309235810 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:68
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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