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Accident: 202342432 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Into Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202342432 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 07/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351672607/16/2009152210th Avenue Freeze-Out Llc
Employee #1 was moving a table saw to another floor of a building. He used a homemade key to open the elevator door. He mistook the number 6 for the letter G and when he opened the door, the elevator was not there. He lost his balance and fell approximately 19 feet down the elevator shaft. He suffered an unspecified fracture and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, fall, lost balance, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 7 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313516726 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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