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Accident: 649475 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Dumbwaiter Car

Accident: 649475 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 10/16/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10686768210/17/19955461168th Street Bagel Corp Dba The Fresh Bagelry Shop
As Employee #1 attempted to climb out of a dumbwaiter that had stopped between floors, the car released itself and began to freefall. When Employee #1 was halfway out of the car it pinned him against the floor and he was killed. The dumbwaiter was not equipped with a slack chain device.
Keywords: pinned, work rules, caught by, crushed, fall, elevator, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106867682 Fatality Other Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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