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Painter dies after 80-foot fall from electrical transmission tower - Indiana.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1992 Jan; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20025845
Abstract
A 31-year-old painter (victim) died from injuries sustained in an 80-foot fall from a 120-foot-high electrical transmission tower. The victim was a member of a four-man crew painting the tower. The crew had painted one side of the tower, from top to bottom, and had begun to paint the other side. The four crew members were working at the same level on the tower and all were wearing safety belts and lanyards. As the victim unhooked his lanyard to reposition himself on the tower, he lost his balance and fell to the ground. NIOSH investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1) ensure that workers continually adhere to the safe work procedures that have been established by the employer; 2) evaluate the feasibility of a redundant fall-arresting system; 3) routinely conduct scheduled and unscheduled worksite safety inspections.
Keywords
Painters; Painting; Safety-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB2005-102146
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-92-05
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; WV
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