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Construction supervisor falls from an unguarded mezzanine and dies during a restaurant renovation project in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20026986
Abstract
A 58-year-old Asian male construction supervisor (victim) died after falling approximately 20 feet from a mezzanine (second story floor) during a restaurant renovation project. The victim was an employee of the restaurant management company and was giving instructions to the contractor just before the incident occurred. He (victim) was not wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) at the time of the incident. The contractor and one of his employees heard a noise, which they investigated and subsequently found the victim lying on the ground floor. The contractor called paramedics and the victim was taken to the hospital. The CA/FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers and contractors should: 1. provide training of employees in hazard recognition and avoidance, and safe work policies including task specific procedures; and 2. position guardrails to prevent employees from falling.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Training; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
Publication Date
19930924
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-100125
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93CA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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