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Dockman drowns after falling off pier into water.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 May; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026551
Abstract
On the evening of November 28, 1992, a 58-year-old dock worker fell from a pier into a large river that divides two states. He had untied most of the lines that secured a barge to the dock when he was witnessed to fall from the pier into the water. His body was found the next day. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should conduct a hazard assessment of all jobs, preferably with the assistance of employees. 2. Life vests should be worn at all times when working on docks or near water. 3. Engineering or equipment changes should be implemented to prevent a worker from falling from a pier. 4. Workers should not work alone on the dock or in other potentially hazardous areas. 5. Employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of abuse of alcohol and other substances that may impair judgment or alertness at work.
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; Substance-abuse; Dockworkers; Dockyards; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-operations; Marine-workers
Publication Date
19930527
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-108666
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93NJ007; 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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