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Accident: 708859 - Crushed Between Elevator And Floor Landing

Accident: 708859 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/19/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
327134308/20/19851731Wasatch Dynalectric Co
THE EMPLOYEE WAS ATTEMPTING TO USE A STALLED ELEVATOR. SINCE THE ELEVATOR DID NOT RESPOND TO THE CONTROLS, HE ATTEMPTED TO GET OUT OF IT. AS HE WAS ON HIS WAY OUT, THE ELEVATOR STARTED TO DROP. HE WAS CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR CAR AND THE THIRD FLOOR LANDING. HIS UPPER LEFT LEG WAS BADLY TORN AND LACERATED. FELLOW WORKERS RESCUED HIM FROM THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR CAR AFTER THE CAR DESCENDED TO THE GROUND FLOOR AND ROSE BACK TO THE FOURTH FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS NOT DOING ANY WORK ON THE ELEVATOR, WHICH WAS INTENDED FOR USE BY OTHER EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC. HOWEVER, ANOTHER CONTRACTOR ON SITE WAS PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE ELEVATOR.
Keywords: maintenance, construction, crushed, laceration, elevator, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3271343 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Electricians

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