Engineer dies after falling from stairs while entering plant.
NIOSH 1994 Feb; :1-3
On September 1, 1994, a 83 year-old design engineer was critically injured after falling from the steps leading into his workplace. The incident occurred as the victim arrived for work in the morning and was climbing the three steps leading to the employee entrance. He apparently slipped on the stairs and fell on the asphalt pavement, injuring his head and arm. Although his injuries initially appeared to be minor and he was quickly given first aid and medical attention, he died of his injuries the next day. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should provide stairs with hand rails and non-slip surfaces. 2. Employers should consider installing ramps to assist employees in entering the plant.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Head-injuries
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health