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Inspection: 315776005 - Schindler Elevator Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 315776005Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 06/11/2013

Schindler Elevator Corporation
4900 Centennial Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 555 Mccormick Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/10/2013
Close Case:03/17/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $54,000 $54,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $18,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1509 A 12/10/2013 12/20/2013 $18,000 $18,000 $0 12/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3318 12/10/2013 12/20/2013 $0 $18,000 $0 12/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 4002 A 12/10/2013 12/20/2013 $0 $18,000 $0 12/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201129764Event: 06/11/2013Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Elevator Counter Weights
At approximately 7:51 a.m. on June 11, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker were working in a Freight Elevator shaft known as D-1 on the first floor, Level 100. Employee #1 was installing a limit switch standing on a step-ladder in the elevator pit. There were also two other coworkers who were installing doors on an adjacent Freight Elevator, D-2 at the same level. The elevator platform was at the lowest level 100, where a coworker was standing. The elevator's door was open and the counter-weight was up near the 7th floor Level 700. Employee #1 instructed the coworker to take the elevator car up to Level 700 to bring Ko- Seals to plug a hole in an electrical box. The coworker was moving the elevator up to level 700, and as he was one foot away from reaching level 700, he heard another coworker yell "Stop, Stop". The coworker stopped the car immediately and brought the elevator-car down to the 3rd floor Level 300. While the two coworkers were busy prepping the freight door installation on elevator D-2, the other coworker heard a cracking noise from the elevator Pit at D-1. The coworker then quickly entered shaft D-2, looked in the pit at D-1, and found Employee #1 crushed under the counter-weight of D-1. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: installing, counterbalance, stepladder, crushed, elevator, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315776005 Fatality Other Elevator installers and repairers

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