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Ironworker foreman dies after falling 24 feet from a forklift - Tennessee, October 24, 1994.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1994 Dec; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00225276
Abstract
The case of a 50 year old male ironworker foreman who died from injuries received in a 24 foot fall from the forks of a forklift was reported. He was employed by a steel erection contractor that employed 40 workers. The employer had been contracted to erect the skeleton steel and lay the corrugated metal subflooring for a warehouse under construction. The victim was supervising six workers and had moved a forklift under the area where flooring was being moved into place at the second story level. He instructed a worker to operate the forklift and raise him to the work area. Once at a height of about 24 feet off the ground, the victim attempted to step from one fork of the fork lift to the opposite fork, slipped and fell to the ground, striking his head and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and chest. Recommendations include that workers adhere to general safety practices for elevating personnel, that existing written safety programs be reviewed, that workplace safety inspections be carried out, and that workers be encouraged to actively participate in workplace safety.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Region-4; FACE-95-01; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Accident-analysis; Construction-equipment; Traumatic-injuries; Iron-workers; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19941212
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-200499
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-95-01
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Morgantown, West Virginia, Report Number FACE-95-01, 7 pages, 1 reference
State
TN; WV
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