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Accident: 977967 - Maintenance Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Elevator

Accident: 977967 -- Report ID: 0454732 -- Event Date: 01/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10552362501/11/19889311Pikeville-Waste Water
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO GET AN INOPERATIVE ELEVATOR BACK INTO SERVICE. THE ELEVATOR WOULD ONLY MOVE SLIGHTLY IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. EMPLOYEE #1 THOUGHT THERE MIGHT BE SOME PROBLEM WITH THE BEARINGS. HE DECIDED TO REMOVE THE ELEVATOR MOTOR. BY REMOVING THE MOTOR, THE ELEVATOR WAS FREED AND FELL ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, KILLING HIM. TWO SAFETY DEVICES, WHICH SHOULD HAVE FUNCTIONED TO PREVENT THE ELEVATOR FALL, DID NOT OPERATE.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, struck by, elevator, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105523625 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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