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Highway department supervisor falls from bluff in Missouri.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Feb; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026260
Abstract
On August 21, 1997, a 44-year-old male supervisor fell approximately 30 feet from a bluff to a state highway. Construction workers were digging several pits along the top of the bluff. Concerned that the digging may dislodge several large boulders on the bluff face, they contacted the state highway department to come to the site for an inspection. The inspector, after arriving at the site, immediately proceeded out onto the bluff. He climbed up onto a large rock and crouched down on his hands and knees overlooking the edge. He apparently lost his balance and fell to the road below. The MO FACE investigator concluded that in order to prevent similar occurrences, all employers should: 1. ensure that all employees who are exposed to fall hazards wear fall protection equipment; 2. provide worker training for hazard recognition and avoidance, along with safe work practices.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-clothing; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Region-7; Traumatic-injuries; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
19980222
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-110254
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-97MO096; 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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