Storeroom manager dies from complications arising after a fall on a level surface.
NIOSH 1992 Sep; :1-3
A 71-year-old male storeroom manager (victim) died as a result of complications arising from a fall on a level surface approximately one month after the incident. The fall occurred outside during late winter on a concrete and asphalt surface near gas pumps. There was melting ice and snow present in the vicinity of the pumps on the day of the fall. In addition, the gas pump hoses were long and laid in disarray on the ground. There were no witnesses to the incident, but he apparently slipped or tripped and hit his head. MN FACE investigators of the Minnesota Department of Health concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, the following guidelines should be followed: 1. outside work areas should be kept free of ice during the winter months; and 2. long hoses should be hung or neatly stored on the ground.
Region-5; 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; Protective-measures; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Storage-facilities
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Minnesota Department of Health