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Accident: 659771 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 659771 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 01/23/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1810956101/25/19881742U.S. Partitions, Incorporated
At approximately 8:17 a.m. on January 23, 1988, Employee #1, a foreman, was on the 12th floor of a building placing two 2 by 6 planks across an elevator shaft so he could stand on the planks and pull a 2 by 9 piece of core board into place. When he stepped on the boards, they broke and he fell approximately 100 feet onto the roof of an elevator car that was parked on the second floor. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: work rules, construction, plank, unstable surface, fall, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18109561 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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