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Fall from overhead crane.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1996 May; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027852
Abstract
A 54 year-old maintenance worker fell approximately 24 feet from an indoor overhead crane in a steel manufacturing plant. He landed on a large roll of steel and fractured his skull. He was performing troubleshooting on the crane at the time of the incident. No fall protection was in use at the time of the incident. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Employers and employees should ensure appropriate fall protection equipment is worn by all workers who may be exposed to a fall hazard. 2. Employers should consider implementing a spot inspection program to ensure all employees are complying with safety requirements and develop and enforce consequences for noncompliance. 3. Employers should consider storing fall protection equipment in close proximity to areas where it is required.
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; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Equipment-operators; Personal-protection; Maintenance-workers; Steel-industry
Publication Date
19960523
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-102024
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-96NE004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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