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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102675105 - Dover Elevator Company

Inspection Information - Office: Long Island

Nr: 102675105Report ID: 0214700Open Date: 07/27/1988

Dover Elevator Company
3635 Express Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/28/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/29/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,040
Current Penalty $1,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,040
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260403 I02 I 11/10/1988 11/14/1988 $400 $400 $0 -
  2. 10001 Serious 19260500 D01 11/10/1988 12/14/1988 $640 $640 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14562615Event: 07/27/1988Employee Killed When Caught Between An Elevator And Platform
Employee #1 was on a running platform (the elevator floor minus the sides and roof of the car) adjusting elevator doors that were malfunctioning on the ninth floor. The running platform started to move up and caught Employee #1 between the front of the platform and the front of the elevator shaft wall. The platform continued up to about 12 in. above the tenth floor. Employee #1 was killed. The accident was caused by improperly adjusted brakes (too close), which caused glazed brakes. As a result, the brakes did not hold and put all the work on the generator, which overheated and shut down, leaving the platform without force to balance the counterweights. The weights pulled the car up.
Keywords: platform, repair, brake, counterbalance, inadequate maint, construction, caught between, elevator, mech malfunction, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102675105 Fatality Cancer Occupation not reported

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