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Roofing installer dies after 16-foot fall from a suspended runway in Missouri.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Feb; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026219
Abstract
A 33-year-old roofing installer died following a 16-foot fall from a suspended runway. The runway was suspended between the raised scissors bed of a utility truck and a roof of a housing unit. Immediately before the incident, the victim was carrying four-by-eight sheets of used plywood from the housing unit and stacking them on the truck bed. Though the fall was unwitnessed, it is believed the victim was returning to the roof across the runway when he may have lost his balance and the runway slipped off the truck. The victim and the runway both fell in the vicinity of a concrete sidewalk below. The MO FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. ensure that runways utilized four feet or more above the ground or floor are equipped with standard railings 2. ensure that these runways are secured at both ends to prevent dislodging. 3. consider and address worker safety in the design and planning stages of construction projects 4. develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in fall hazard recognition.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Region-7; Control-technology
Publication Date
19930217
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-109892
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92MO034; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
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