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Accident: 581546 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft Opening

Accident: 581546 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 04/29/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10299494404/30/19921542Wing Li Construction, Inc.
Employee #1 was working on the third floor level in front of an elevator shaft opening. Judging by the masonry debris found on the ground, he was probably cutting a hole in the wall. He either slipped or lost his balance while using an 8 ft wooden stepladder and fell into the elevator shaft opening and down about 28 to 30 ft. He sustained multiple injuries and was killed. The elevator shaft openings were not guarded by standard guardrail systems. There were no witnesses.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, slip, construction, fall, lost balance, unguarded, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102994944 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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