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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $24,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
Current Penalty $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 5A0001 09/28/1999 11/16/1999 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 5A0001 09/28/1999 10/06/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19260020 B02 09/28/1999 10/06/1999 $3,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19260021 B02 09/28/1999 10/04/1999 $3,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19260501 B01 09/28/1999 10/06/1999 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200850949 Event: 03/26/1999Employee Killed In Fall With Elevator Car
After changing over a hoist sheave on a sling-car, Employee #1 was to take the car from the roof to the cellar level to park it for the weekend. Just below the roof level, the 3/8 in. thick wire rope hoisting cable snapped and the car fell 11 stories to the sub-cellar pit. Employee #1 was killed. Subsequent investigation revealed that the wire rope had failed due to internal abrasion caused by imbedded glass wool particles. The car's safety brakes had not engaged because the governor connecting rod had not been installed.
Keywords: wire rope, broken cable, construction, equipment failure, fall, elevator, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109894428 Fatality Concussion Elevator installers and repairers

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