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Iron worker dies from fall from structural steel.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Dec; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20026556
Abstract
On August 5, 1993, a 47 year-old male iron worker fell 80 feet from a steel cross brace on an outdoor conveyor system to wooden timbers on the ground below. The victim fell as he walked across a section of 8 inch wide structural steel. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Workers should be trained and supervised in safe work practices; 2. Fall protection should be utilized at all times. 3. Employers should conduct a Job Hazard Evaluation when planning a project and review the plan with employees on a daily basis; 4. Employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of abuse of alcohol and other substances that may impair judgment or alertness. Employers should strictly enforce a prohibition against the use of any substance that may affect a worker's physical or mental ability.
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; Steel-industry; Steelworkers; Substance-abuse; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Hazards
Publication Date
19931207
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-108670
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93NJ067; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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