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Electro-magnetic brake on lift fails to hold weight of passenger

Incident Investigation

Electro-magnetic brake on lift fails to hold weight of passenger

April 3, 2018

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-671306-2018 (#6615)



Location: Tumbler Ridge

Regulated industry sector: Elevating devices - Construction / personal hoist / man lift
 

Impact

Injury
 

Injuries: 0

Injury description: NA

Injury rating: NA

Incident rating: Minor
 

Incident overview

A wind turbine technician rode the lift to the top platform. Upon arrival and opening of the doors, the lift then started to descend. The door damaged, then broke free as the lift continued to move.

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