Under ORS 460.045(7), Building
Codes Division requires that when an elevator, escalator or lift accident is caused by the
equipment or when an injured person needs hospital care:
The equipment must be shut down immediately;
The Chief Elevator Inspector must be called on the 24-hour
accident line, 503-991-8977; and,
The equipment may not be altered, repaired or put back into service until it has been
examined by a state elevator inspector.
Building Codes Division tracks any accident that occurs on elevators,
escalators, lifts or other equipment regulated by the Oregon Elevator
Safety program. To report accidents and injuries to people or service
An Elevator Accident Report
must be filed with the division.
This process does not supersede any other law or rule requirements such as reporting to
the appropriate insurer or OR-OSHA in the event of a work place injury.