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Carpenter dies after falling from a ladder at a construction site.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Jun; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026611
Abstract
On March 17, 1995, a 40 year-old male carpenter died after falling about 20 feet from a ladder at the construction site of new townhouses. The victim was nailing sheets of particle board to the side of the building when his ladder apparently slipped, causing him to fall to the concrete floor below. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should ensure that ladders are properly maintained and that employees are properly trained in the safe use of ladders. 2. Employers should conduct a daily job hazard analysis of the work site with the participation of the workers. 3. Employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of alcohol and other drugs that may impair judgement or alertness. 4. Employers should become familiar with available resources on work-related safety standards and safe work practices.
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; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Ladders; Substance-abuse; Work-areas; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards
Publication Date
19950622
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105061
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NJ037; 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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