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Steel erector falls from scissors lift.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2001 Apr; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20027927
Abstract
A 61 year old steel erector was killed when he fell approximately 25 feet from a scissors lift. The victim was installing bolts on overhead beams at a new warehouse construction site. For unknown reasons, the lift left level ground and rolled into a twelve inch deep ditch, causing it to topple over forwards, ejecting the victim. He was airlifted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Nebraska Department of Labor Investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Employees should obey all written safety requirements of the piece of equipment they are operating. 2. Employers should verify successful training on the particular type of equipment the employees will be utilizing. 3. Employers should provide suitable equipment to safely perform the assigned tasks.
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; Safety-programs; Training; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Equipment-operators; Safety-programs; Scaffolds
Publication Date
20010425
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-114190
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-00NE050; 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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