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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $29,749 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,749
Current Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/20/2018 07/26/2018 $7,750 $9,054 $0 08/08/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260405 A02 II I 07/20/2018 07/30/2018 $4,400 $5,174 $0 08/08/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260501 B01 07/20/2018 07/26/2018 $7,750 $9,054 $0 08/08/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260502 D06 I 07/20/2018 07/30/2018 $5,100 $6,467 $0 08/08/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102455.015 Event: 01/23/2018Employee Falls Down An Elevator Shaft And Is Killed
At 8:50 a.m. on January 23, 2018, a crew, consisting of two helpers and a mechan ic, were located on the sixth floor of a building, connecting and locking the st eel cables for the counterweight of an elevator. During work, they determined th at they would move from the 6th floor to the 9th floor to obtain better light. A s the crew was running the elevator shaft platform from the 6th floor to the 9th floor, they realized that the platform was not stopping. After multiple attempt s to stop the platform, the mechanic jumped toward the landing of the mechanical room of an adjacent elevator on the ninth floor; however, was not successful an d fell 94 feet to his death. The two helpers, who were wearing safety harnesses , were dragged along with the frame of the landing platform until they reached t he twelfth floor, exiting the shaft through the elevator door on the eleventh fl oor. One of the helpers injured his head and shoulder that were stuck by the wa lls of the elevator shaft as he was dragged upward. The incident investigation revealed that the mechanic was not wearing a personal fall arrest system.
Keywords: elevator shaft, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1289646.015 Fatality Elevator installers and repairers

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