A construction elevator operator died when he was struck by the counterweights of a construction elevator in motion.
NIOSH 2006 Aug; :1-7
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute