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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108836180 - Otis Elevator Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 108836180Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 09/25/1991

Otis Elevator Co.
1301 E. 9th St. Galleria & Towers At Erieview
Cleveland, OH 44114
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 9500 Midwest Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44125

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/13/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 688085Event: 09/19/1991Employee Dies Of Asphyxia After Falling From Ladder
Employee #1, an elevator maintenance mechanic, was working alone in an elevator shaft pit. He was found dead and suspended upside down by his left leg, which was entangled in the sixth rung of a ladder. Evidence indicates that he had been dead for some time. Employee #1 died of asphyxia due to aspiration of gastric contents caused by blunt impact to the head, sustained presumably while he was either ascending or descending the fixed ladder.
Keywords: head, maintenance, asphyxiated, ladder, mechanic, pit, fall, entangled, elevator shaft, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108836180 Fatality Asphyxia Elevator installers and repairers

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