The owner or person in control of an elevator or other installation covered by this code shall notify the authority having jurisdiction of any accident involving personal injury or damage to equipment covered in this chapter to a person or apparatus on, about, or in connection with an elevator or other installation, and shall allow the authority having jurisdiction reasonable access to the equipment and the opportunity to take statements from employees and agents of the owner or person in control for investigating the accident and the resultant damage. Notification may be given to the authority having jurisdiction by telephone or verbally. The notification must also be confirmed in writing. Notification must be made within one working day of the accident. Failure to provide the proper notification may be considered a violation as described in Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.178.
The authority having jurisdiction must make or cause to be made an investigation of the accident, and the report of the investigation must be placed on file in its office. The report must give in detail the cause or causes, so far as can be determined, and the report must be available for public inspection subject to the requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
When an accident involves the failure or destruction of a part of the installation or the operating mechanism, the elevator or other installation must be taken out of service and may not be used again until it has been made safe and the reuse approved by the authority having jurisdiction. The authority having jurisdiction may, when necessary, order the discontinuance of operation of any such elevator or installation until a new certificate of operation has been issued.
No part of the damaged installation, construction, or operating mechanism may be removed from the premises until permission is granted by the authority having jurisdiction.
15 SR 70; 23 SR 2051; L 2007 c 140 art 4 s 61; art 13 s 4; L 2008 c 337 s 64
February 23, 2009