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Freight elevator doors unexpectedly close, striking passenger’s hand

Incident Investigation

Freight elevator doors unexpectedly close, striking passenger’s hand

January 9, 2020

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-965095-2020 (#16314)



Location: Victoria, BC

Regulated industry sector: Elevating Devices - Freight Elevator

Incident overview

A user was entering a freight elevator with a rolling platform and the freight doors unexpectedly closed, striking the user’s hand. After striking their hand, the freight door reversed direction and re-opened. A faulty door-close push button located at the car operating panel was likely the main contributing factor to the incident. The user suffered bruising on their hand.

 

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