Lennox Hinckson, 65, was working as an elevator maintenance and repair person for Alimak Elevator Co. He was scheduled to perform standby services at the Holcim cement plant while senior executives toured the plant.
On the second day of Hinckson’s standby service, a Holcim employee allegedly asked Hinckson to repair the preheater towers’ outside elevator, which was landing short of the fourth floor of the tower.
Hinckson began to adjust the limit switch on top of the elevator cab. Unexpectedly, a Holcim employee called the elevator from a lower floor, which caused the elevator to descend.