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Demolition laborer dies after falling 23 feet through a skylight.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Sep; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026610
Abstract
On March 11, 1995, a 38 year-old demolition laborer was killed after falling 23 feet through a skylight while working on a warehouse roof. The victim was returning from a coffee break and was last seen walking across the roof toward his work area. A few moments later, his co-workers heard a crash and found him on the cement warehouse floor under the broken skylight. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Follow the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926 .500(b)(4) which requires that skylights be protected with railings or covers. 2. Conduct a hazard assessment of the work site during the planning stages of the project. 3. Develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive employee safety program.
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; Safety-programs; Hazards; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work
Publication Date
19950927
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105060
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NJ031; 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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