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A construction elevator operator died when he was struck by the counterweights of a construction elevator in motion.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2006 Aug; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20030823
Abstract
A 49-year-old Hispanic male elevator operator died when he was struck by the counterweights of a construction elevator in motion as he was making adjustments to the elevator system. The victim was not authorized to perform any adjustments or repairs on the elevator system. His duties consisted of inspecting the elevator before his shift started and then operating the elevator. According to the victims employer, he was the only authorized elevator operator onsite when the incident occurred. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), should: 1. Ensure employees do not perform work outside their original scope of work.; and 2. Ensure employees only have access to areas for which they have authorization.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
Publication Date
20060824
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-114594
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-05CA009; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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