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Accident: 202539680 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Elevator Counter Weight

Accident: 202539680 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620271211/13/20086531Sdjj 454 Properties Llc
On November 10, 2008, Employee #1 accidently dropped the keys to an apartment into an elevator shaft. Management directed Employee #1 not to enter the shaft and to wait for a locksmith to rekey the lock. On the following day, Employee #1 failed to meet a painting contractor as planned. The contractor contacted a manager, who searched for Employee #1 and found him in the elevator hoistway, crushed and killed by the elevator counterweight. It was determined that Employee #1 had broken through the hoistway walls. He was found with a wire, presumably to be used to reach the keys at the bottom of the shaft.
Keywords: crushed, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126202712 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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