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Construction worker dies of crush injuries after being struck by falling concrete form - Oklahoma.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1998 Oct; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20027731
Abstract
A 56-year-old, male construction worker died from crush injuries when the concrete form he was working on toppled over and fell on him. The construction worker and two co-workers were using a crane to remove the form from a newly poured concrete sound barrier wall. While one worker operated the crane, the construction worker and the second co-worker climbed on top of the form to connect it to the crane cable. Before the form could be connected to the crane, the form fell while the workers were on top of it. One worker jumped from the form and suffered a broken ankle. The construction worker fell off the form, hit the ground, and suffered crush injuries when the 8-foot by 24-foot form fell on him. No fall protection equipment was used at the time of the incident. FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. develop, implement, and write job task procedures to eliminate worker exposure to unexpected movement of materials during rigging and lifting 2. ensure that proper fall protection equipment and guarding is used when working where there is a danger of falling.
Keywords
Region-6; 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; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Equipment-operators; Road-construction
Publication Date
19981005
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-115400
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-98OK001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-613938
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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