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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 31955.015 - Employee Falls In Elevator And Is Killed

Accident: 31955.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
694118.01510/17/2012Pmi Iowa, Llc
At 4:30 p.m. on October 16, 2012, an employee was preparing to leave for the day by securing the jobsite and gathering tools. The employee operated a winch to l ift an elevator car by using an extended control switch while riding inside the car with a coworker. The winch cable was damaged on the drum of the winch and sn apped apart allowing the elevator to free-fall to the bottom of the shaft. The e mployee's arm was amputated and the employee also sustained multiple fractures. The employee was killed.
Keywords: amputation, broken cable, caught in, chock, crushing, elevated work platform, elevator, fall, falling object, grain elevator, hoist, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   80 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 694118.015 44 M Fatality Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
2 694118.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation

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