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Farmer dies after falling from the top of a silo.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027375
Abstract
A 61-year-old male farmer (victim) died of injuries he received after falling approximately 50 feet from the top of a silo. He was, presumably, preparing the silo for filling and had ascended it, by means of a caged ladder, to open some hatches at its top. Fall protection was not being used by the victim at the time of the incident, and there were no witnesses. A farm helper found the victim lying on the dirt drive at the base of the silo within ten minutes of having last seen him. He was dead on the scene. MN FACE investigators recommend that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, the following guidelines be followed: 1. when working at elevations, workers should tie off to a substantial stationary support above the working height; and 2. boots with non-skid soles should be worn by farm workers.
Keywords
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; Protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Farmers; Agricultural-workers
Publication Date
19930427
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-112917
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92MN023; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507283
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MN
Performing Organization
Minnesota Department of Health
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