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Accident: 660530 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Dumbwaiter Car

Accident: 660530 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 02/03/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10341650902/06/19895411J. Bildner & Sons
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on February 3, 1989, Employee #1, age 18, who had been a meat clerk for 5 months, was attempting to operate a dumbwaiter. The mechanical door interlocks had been overridden with wooden blocks, allowing the dumbwaiter to operate with the hoistway doors opened. Employee #1 enlisted the help of a coworker, who pushed the basement control button, sending Employee #1 down. When he arrived at the basement floor, he apparently exited from the dumbwaiter, pushed the first floor button, and attempted to reenter the dumbwaiter. He was pinned between the dumbwaiter car and the top of the hoistway opening and killed.
Keywords: work rules, interlock, crushed, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103416509 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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