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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/22/2012 04/03/2012 $4,000 $4,900 $0 03/27/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202494316 Event: 09/23/2011Assistant Elevator Mechanic Is Killed In Fall Down Shaft
On September 23, 2011, Employee #1 was assisting an elevator mechanic. Responding to an elevator trouble call, they were working in the elevator motor room on the roof of a building. They had just finished making adjustments, by "bumping" the elevator, which could be accomplished in inspection mode (that is, at a slow speed). At that point, the mechanic sent Employee #1 down to the tenth floor to enter the elevator. This was necessary for them to run the elevator at regular speed. Because the tenth floor was vacant, the customary guardrail system and warning signs were not set up around the freight door opening. There were no witnesses, but apparently Employee #1, in an attempt to force the shaft door open, fell to his death from the tenth floor to the elevator pit in the lower level.
Keywords: maintenance, abdomen, guardrail, abrasion, fall, fall protection, elevator, door, contusion, elevator shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315915561 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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