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Accident: 202484085 - Employee Falls Into Elevator Pit And Fracutres Leg

Accident: 202484085 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/13/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30937107807/19/20061542Flintco Companies, Inc. Dba Flintco, Inc.
On July 13, 2006, Employee #1, the Project Superintendent, was informed that the door to an elevator, being used in lieu of a personnel hoist, was closed on the first floor. The designated elevator operator and Employee #1 walked to the elevator and Employee #1 used a metal pick rod to manually open the elevator door. What Employee #1 and the operator did not know was the day before, a consultant, after work hours had used the elevator but he could not get it to return from the fifth floor so it was still up there when Employee #1 opened the door on the first floor. As Employee #1 stepped forward after opening the door, he fell into the pit and sustained a serious fracture to his leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized and released on July 16, 2006.
Keywords: fracture, equipment failure, fall, elevator, elevator shaft, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309371078 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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