Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Steel rack installer dies after being struck by 3,000 pound bundle of rack end pieces - South Carolina, July 25, 1996.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1996 Nov; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00234999
Abstract
This report concerns the death of a 35 year old male steel rack installer who was struck by a 3,000 pound bundle of rack ends. The employer had been subcontracted to install steel racks to be used as open shelving space in a warehouse under construction. The racks were 28 feet high and 5 feet deep and varied in width. The rack ends arrived in bundles of ten. At the time of the incident, the men needed a single rack end to complete a section of shelving. The men freed one rack end from the group of ten, and were guiding the remaining retied package of nine back to the storage area when the bundle became unstable and tipped over, striking the victim and pinning him to the concrete floor. He died 16 days later due to crushing injuries to the trunk. Recommendations included evaluating material handling practices to ensure the safest possible work environment, training employees in the recognition of hazards and methods to control them, and developing, implementing, and enforcing, a comprehensive written safety program.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Region-4; FACE-96-24; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Safety-research; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Traumatic-injuries; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19961126
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-147045
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-96-24
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 96-24, 5 pages, 1 reference
State
SC; WV
TOP