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Iron worker dies after falling 26 feet from structural steel.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Sep; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026581
Abstract
On November 22, 1993, a 53 year-old male iron worker fell 26 feet as he moved along a steel beam. The incident occurred at the construction site of a two-story building where the steel frame work was being completed. The victim was marking a steel I-beam for placing steel joists and was last seen moving along the beam. He apparently lost balance while moving over an irregular section between two beams, fell and landed on a cement piling. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should ensure that fall protection is used at all times. 2. OSHA should expedite the implementation of a comprehensive fall protection standard for the construction industry.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Steelworkers
Publication Date
19940926
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-109352
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93NJ112; 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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