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Inspection: 1481297.015 - Parkway Elevators, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 1481297.015Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 06/30/2020

Parkway Elevators, Inc.
412 S. Peoria St.Null
Chicago, IL 60607
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 2944 W. Lake St.Null, Chicago, IL 60612

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/30/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1614546    
 Referral1613380 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 1 8
Current Violations 7 1 8
Initial Penalty $74,218 $0 $0 $0 $0 $74,218
Current Penalty $74,218 $0 $0 $0 $0 $74,218
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 12/16/2020 12/22/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19260502 J01 12/16/2020 12/22/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Serious 19261203 A 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $9,446 $9,446 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Serious 19261203 D 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $9,446 $9,446 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  5. 01005A Serious 19261204 A 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $9,446 $9,446 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  6. 01005B Serious 19261204 C01 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $0 $0 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  7. 01006A Serious 19261204 C03 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $9,446 $9,446 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  8. 01006B Serious 19261204 C06 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $0 $0 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  9. 01007 Serious 19261207 A 12/16/2020 02/04/2021 $9,446 $9,446 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested
  10. 02001 Other 19260502 B02 I 12/16/2020 12/22/2020 $0 $0 $0 02/09/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127374.015Event: 06/29/2020Employee In Elevator Shaft Is Struck By Falling Bar And Dies
At 12:00 p.m. on June 29, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an eleva tor company, were installing new elevator cable in a freight elevator during the renovation of a six-story commercial building. The coworker was standing on to p of the elevator car that was just above the sixth floor. He was feeding eleva tor cable down to Employee #1, who was on the basement level of the elevator sha ft. In the sixth floor hallway outside the elevator opening were two reel stand s, Greenlee Model Number 687; a horizontal reel spindle bar; and a 140-foot long reel of elevator cable that was placed on the spindle bar. As the elevator cab le ran low, it caused the reels to jerk. The horizontal reel spindle bar dislod ged and fell through a 12.5-inch gap between the bottom of the elevator car and the sixth floor elevator opening. The spindle bar fell approximately 84.5 feet and struck Employee #1 in the head. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he died from his head injury on June 30, 2020.
Keywords: construction, elevator, falling object, head, installing, mechanic, metal bar, shaft, spindle, struck by, support cable
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1481297.015 Fatality Mechanical engineering technicians

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