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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103464186 - U.S. Elevator Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 103464186Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 01/09/1992

U.S. Elevator Corporation
3121 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60657
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 2519 Pan Am Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/21/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/28/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 03/19/1992 03/22/1992 $1,000 $1,875 $0 04/13/1992 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 I 03/19/1992 03/22/1992 $1,875 $1,875 $0 04/13/1992 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14471445Event: 01/09/1992Employee Killed When Crushed By Elevator
Employee #1 and a coworker were performing maintenance work on an elevator. Employee #1 was in the elevator pit standing on a ladder. The coworker was on the floor of the landing outside the elevator. Employee #1 closed the pit access doors to clean them. This caused the electrical circuit to close, which energized the elevator car. The car descended into the pit and crushed Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, cleaning, construction, lockout, crushed, pit, elevator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103464186 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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