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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200170777 Event: 10/06/2006Employee Is Killed When Elevator Falls On Him
On October 6, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on a hydraulic elevator. They removed a safety valve, causing the release of the elevator piston pressure. The elevator fell and Employee #1 was trapped underneath. He was fatally injured.
Keywords: chest, repair, safety relief valve, inadequate maint, hydraulic elevator, caught between, struck by, concussion, falling object, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307931428 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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