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Marina worker drowns after falling into water.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Oct; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20026647
Abstract
On the afternoon of April 3, 1997, a 44-year-old marina yard worker drowned after falling into the water in a boat launching slip. The incident occurred as the victim was repairing some exposed PVC water pipes damaged by winter storms. He was last seen working from a raft floating in the shallow water of the launching slip and was later found floating face down in the water by marina customers. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should consider providing personal floatation devices to employees who work on or near the water. 2. Employers and employees should conduct a job hazard analysis to identify potential safety hazards.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Region-2; Personal-protection; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Marine-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
19971003
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-100010
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-97NJ022; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-71
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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