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Accident: 202342465 - Worker Is Crushed And Killed While Correcting Cables

Accident: 202342465 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 01/13/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31408799001/13/20107699Ver-Tech Elevator Co. Inc.
At approximately 5:50 p.m. on January 13, 2010, Employee #1, an elevator helper, with Ver-Tech Elevator Co. Inc, was riding atop the elevator car and servicing and inspecting the elevator. At the time, Employee #1 was inspecting for and correcting crossed and twisted hoist cables, when he was crushed between the top of the car (crosshead) and the top of the hoistway. Employee #1 was pronounced dead and was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).
Keywords: wire rope, crushed, elevator, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314087990 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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