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Accident: 649384 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Dumbwaiter Car

Accident: 649384 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 12/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10904854612/19/19945812Central Park Gourmet Inc. D/B/A/ Silver Bullet
Employee #1, a restaurant worker, and a coworker were checking a malfunctioning dumbwaiter while standing in the shaft beneath the car. Employee #1 remained in the shaft as the coworker stepped out. The car jam had caused slack in the cable as the motor continued to run; when the unsupported car freed itself it dropped, falling approximately 10 ft and landing on top of Employee #1, breaking his neck and killing him.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, neck, struck by, elevator, falling object, mech malfunction, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109048546 Fatality Other Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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