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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 lift 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 snapped apart allowing the elevator to free-fall to the bottom of the shaft. The employee's arm was amputated and the employee also sustained multiple fractures. The employee was killed.
Keywords: caught in, chock, elevator, falling object, hoist, amputation, grain elevator, fall, elevated work platform, broken cable, crushing, 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 Concussion Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 694118.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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