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Accident: 202546800 - Employee Falls Into Elevator Shaft And Is Injured

Accident: 202546800 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/03/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31754122503/03/20146512548 S Los Angeles Street Llc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 3, 2014, Employee #1, an elevator operator, was returning from lunch. A coworker, who was an elevator mechanic, had ridden the elevator car up to perform maintenance on the elevator. After lunch, Employee #1 opened the hoistway door with a small tool and stepped forward into the car; however, the car was not there and he fell into the shaft. Employee #1 fell approximately 14 ft and into the pit of the elevator. He sustained unspecified and serious injuries. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent surgical procedures as well as additional treatment and was then hospitalized for over three weeks.
Keywords: fall, elevator, unguarded, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317541225 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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