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Accident: 202450490 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202450490 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31005002604/05/20061796Fujitec America, Inc.
On April 4, 2006, Employee #1 was attempting to gain access to an elevator, which had been blocked with a barricade. As he climbed up the barricade, the top rail of the barricade gave way, causing him to fall. He fell down the elevator shaft and was killed.
Keywords: barrier guard, fall, elevator, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310050026 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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