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Inspection: 102917523 - United Steel Erectors
Inspection Information - Office: Boston South
Report ID: 0111400
Open Date: 03/09/1988
United Steel Erectors
75 State Street Boston, MA 02109
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 126 Robin Street, P.O. Box 528, Everett, MA 02149
Construction Employee Injured When Struck By Counterweight
EMPLOYEE #1, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER, WAS LYING IN A PRONE POSITION WITH THE UPPER HALF OF HIS BODY INSIDE AN ELEVATOR SHAFT. HE WAS TRYING TO LOOSEN A STRUCTURAL STEEL BOLT LOCATED BELOW HIM. SUDDENLY THE COUNTERWEIGHT FOR THE SERVICE ELEVATOR CAR DESCENDED AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, PINNING HIM BETWEEN THE COUNTERWEIGHT AND THE FLOOR EDGE. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.
counterbalance, pinned, work rules, construction, lockout, struck by, elevator shaft, inattention
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