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Inspection: 1361741.015 - Start Elevator, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 1361741.015Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 11/23/2018

Start Elevator, Llc
455 Elizabeth Avenuelobby Level
Newark, NJ 07112
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 4350 Bullard Avenuenull, Bronx, NY 10466

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $11,934 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,934
Current Penalty $10,741 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,741
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/21/2019 06/25/2019 $10,741 $11,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 111198.015Event: 11/23/2018Elevator Mechanic Is Caught Between Elevator Car And Lobby A
At 7:00 p.m. on November 23, 2018, Employee #1 was troubleshooting an elevator. In the elevator room on the roof of the building, he bypassed the door safety s ystem with a jumper wire and did not "gain control of the elevator" by putting t he elevator in the inspection mode. Employee #1, went back down to the first fl oor lobby of the building to the elevator location and was inside the elevator w ith the door opened when the elevator suddenly dropped. Employee #1 tried to cl imb out of the reduced opening to the lobby and while climbing through the openi ng to the lobby floor, the elevator car dropped a second time crushing the emplo yee's torso between the top of the elevator car and the lobby floor.
Keywords: crushed, elevator, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1361741.015 Fatality Elevator installers and repairers

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