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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103223129 - F.W. Woolworth Company - Store Number 26

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 103223129Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 02/17/1988

F.W. Woolworth Company - Store Number 26
308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5311/Department Stores

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/04/1988
Close Case:03/04/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 733089Event: 02/11/1988Employee Killed By Freight Elevator Counterweight
Employee #1 was hired as an independent contractor to remove and replace conduit on the third floor. (Due to the removal of some storage bins, the old conduit was an overhead hazard.) While transporting two ladders from the basement using one of two freight elevators, a ladder evidently caught part of the conduit to the elevator as the elevator moved upward. The elevator became stuck between the second and third floors. To inspect the damage, Employee #1 climbed out on a beam between the two freight elevators. The other elevator was called and began traveling up from the basement. The descending counterweights struck and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: counterbalance, stuck, descending, crushed, struck by, elevator, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103223129 Fatality Fracture Electricians

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