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Mechanic dies in elevator machine room.

Authors
Csamer-RP
Source
NIOSH 1984 Aug; :1-32
NIOSHTIC No.
00218228
Abstract
This report concerned a fatality which occurred on August 8, 1984, involving an elevator repairman working at a housing facility owned by a city housing authority in Illinois. The victim was performing routine maintenance on two elevators located in the facility. He and his coworker cleaned the machinery, changed the reduction gear oil and performed a general mechanical inspection of the rear elevator. The hoisting equipment, over a period of years, had shifted and reduced the clearance around the hoisting cables. The workers fixed this problem and the victim proceeded to apply a coat of paint to the floor areas while the coworker started maintenance on the front elevator. The temperature in the room where the victim was working was approaching 100 degrees-F. The victim himself was a large person who had just eaten a large lunch. He was painting with a polyurethane floor paint. It is suspected that the man may have collapsed and while in this state made contact with the energized resistors resulting in possible electrocution.
Keywords
FACE-84-019; Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Electrical-hazards; Maintenance-workers; Occupational-exposure; Work-environment
Publication Date
19840820
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-158227
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
FACE-84-19
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Morgantown, West Virginia, Report No. FACE-84-019, 32 pages
State
IL; WV
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