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34 Pa. Code § 405.11. Accident report.

§ 405.11. Accident report.

 (a)  An owner of an elevator or lifting device or an authorized agent shall submit an accident report to the Department if the elevator or lifting device is involved in an accident resulting in any of the following:

   (1)  Fatal injury or hospitalization to a person.

   (2)  Damage to the elevator or lifting device rendering it unsafe under §  403.84 (relating to unsafe building, structure or equipment).

 (b)  The owner or authorized representative shall submit the accident report on a Department-prescribed form, which must be received by the Department within 24 hours of the accident.

 (c)  The Department may order an investigation of the accident.

 (d)  An elevator or lifting device that was involved in a fatal accident may not return to operation until the Department provides approval.

 (e)  An elevator or lifting device involved in a nonfatal accident resulting from mechanical or electrical failure may not return to operation until the Department provides approval. This requirement does not apply to ski lifts.


   The provisions of this §  405.11 amended under section 301 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code (35 P. S. §  7210.301).


   The provisions of this §  405.11 amended December 15, 2006, effective December 31, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7548. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (302380).

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