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Hospital elevator causes repairman’s grisly death

Despite efforts to improve worker safety at hospitals, they can still be dangerous places for workers caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. The latest case:

A 69-year-old repairman was killed while he worked in the elevator shaft at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The worker, William L. Motley, an employee of Schindler Elevator Co., was working on a ladder in the shaft when he became pinned by the elevator car. Motley died of multiple blunt force injuries and traumatic asphyxiation.

OSHA is investigating the incident.

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