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Truck tarper slips off wet tarp and falls to his death.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1990 Oct; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026470
Abstract
On March 30, 1990, a 51year-old male trucking company employee in New Jersey slipped off a wet tarp covering a load on a flat bed truck and fell 59 inches to a concrete floor. He died on March 31, 1990. Although he had performed this task numerous times, this evening the tarp was wet and his shoes were slippery. FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers and employees should: 1. perform the tarping in pairs, 2. wear shoes with non-skid soles and adequate tread, 3. evaluate each job task and prepare written safety directions, 4. store tarps in an area protected from the weather.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Transportation-workers; Transportation-industry; Transportation
Publication Date
19901002
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
FACE-90NJ002; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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