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Accident: 644286 - Employee Dies After Struck By Dumbwaiter

Accident: 644286 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 01/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10148370902/24/19923534New Jersey Elevator And Gate Mfg. Co.
On January 16, 1990, Employee #1 was struck on the skull by a dumbwaiter that he was repairing while standing in the shaft. The blow to the head damaged his cervical cord and spine. The lungs were also damaged. Employee #1 underwent prolonged treatment at Bellevue Hospital. He died of complications on February 20, 1990.
Keywords: lung, repair, spine, work rules, lockout, skull, struck by, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101483709 Fatality Concussion Elevator installers and repairers

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