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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/02/1993 07/08/1993 $4,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 724039 Event: 05/21/1993Intoxicated Janitor Killed In Fall Into Elevator Shaft
At 5:30 a.m. on May 20, 1993, Employee #, a janitor, arrived at work. Employee #1 used a Westinghouse manually-operated elevator to ride up to the locker room on the third floor. His duty for this day was to clean mop in the theater area after other janitors had swept and mopped the area. The last time Employee #1 was noticed by a coworker was around 7:20 a.m. on the first floor restroom area. Employee #1 probably left the elevator on the first floor and closed the doors so that no one else could use it. It was common practice for Employee #1 and his coworker to open the elevator doors from the outside of the landing by inserting a tool (scraper) between the doors from the landing side. It is assumed that someone had used the elevator because the elevator was found on the second floor; when Employee #1 tried to open the doors using his scraper he either stepped into or fell into the elevator shaft and was killed. According to the medical examiner's report, alcohol intoxication was a significant factor in the accident.
Keywords: janitor, alcohol, work rules, cleaning, intoxicated, fall, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103453544 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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