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Construction worker dies after 25 foot fall from I-beams.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Nov; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027823
Abstract
A 33 year-old male construction worker died after falling 25 feet from steel superstructure. The victim was constructing forms for pouring concrete flooring at the time of the accident. The victim was carrying bolts to attach to eyelets welded on the steel I beams he was walking on. He was "straddle walking" on the inner lips (approximately 3") of two I beams approximately 3 feet apart when he apparently slipped and fell to the concrete floor below. The victim was using no fall protection at the time of the accident. The Nebraska Department of Labor evaluator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Provide appropriate fall protection equipment to all workers who may be exposed to a fall hazard and enforce its use. 2. Consult with safety specialists when unsure how to provide effective intervention measures. 3. Thoroughly address worker safety in the planning phase of construction projects. 4. Develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in all hazard recognition and the use of fall protection devices.
Keywords
Region-7; 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; Training; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Safety-programs; Construction; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
19941104
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105972
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-94NE012; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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