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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304944275 - Hotel Carter

Inspection Information - Office: Manhattan

Nr: 304944275Report ID: 0215000Open Date: 12/07/2001

Hotel Carter
250 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7011/Hotels and Motels

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/22/2002
Close Case:04/10/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102351046    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C01 05/17/2002 06/04/2002 $1,250 $1,250 $0 07/05/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C04 I 05/17/2002 06/04/2002 $0 $0 $0 07/05/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C05 I 05/17/2002 06/04/2002 $0 $0 $0 07/05/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19100147 C07 I 05/17/2002 06/04/2002 $0 $0 $0 07/05/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01002 Serious 19100333 A02 05/17/2002 06/04/2002 $1,250 $1,250 $0 07/05/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 19040008 05/17/2002 05/22/2002 $2,500 $2,500 $0 07/05/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202340063Event: 12/06/2001Employee Crushed And Killed By Elevator
Employee #1, a hotel maintenance superintendent, was on the top of a passenger elevator car while attempting to repair the car doors. The electro-mechanical door interlocks had been bypassed by the application of a jumper wire between the appropriate terminals in the control room. An unplanned start up caused the elevator car to move upward crushing and killing Employee #1 between the car and the hoistway door opening.
Keywords: repair, hoist, lockout, crushed, elevator, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304944275 Fatality Other Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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