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Accident: 202342234 - Employee Amputated Toe While Running Line In Hoist Tower

Accident: 202342234 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 09/30/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31252027309/30/20081796Lift-Tech Elevator Llc
On September 30, 2008, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a running line in an Alimack hoist tower. While Employee #1 was located in the Alimack hoist tower, the coworker was standing on top of a car feeding Employee #1 the line. The car suddenly descended a few inches, severing Employee #1's right big toe. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury. During the accident investigation it was determined that the coworker inadvertently came into contact with the down button, which caused the dissention of the car. .
Keywords: safety block, amputated, hoisting mechanism, hoist, caught between, mech mat handling, foot, hoistline, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 7 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312520273 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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