Alert 99 – 25 Elevator Fatality


A dry-dock shipyard incident resulted in a fatality when a shipyard elevator operator fell from the elevator just below its top stop station. The incident was not witnessed but an investigation showed that the limit switch on the elevator’s cab door was not functioning and the elevator could have moved with this door open. When the top stop station’s outer doors were closed; the elevator appeared to have moved with the inner door still open.

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