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Accident: 811315 - Employee Killed In Fall When Planks Slip Off Jack

Accident: 811315 -- Report ID: 0257230 -- Event Date: 09/16/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10091048809/16/19871791Otis Elevator Company
Employee #1 and coworkers were standing on wooden planks that formed a platform held up by a jack. The planks came off the jack, causing Employee #1 to fall 88 ft down an elevator shaft to the floor. He died of multiple fractures.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, jack, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100910488 Fatality Fracture Elevator installers and repairers

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