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Construction foreman dies after falling 3 feet from a ladder to a concrete floor.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1992 Sep; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20027995
Abstract
A 70 year old white male had worked as construction foreman building a church for 6 months when he fell 3 feet from a ladder. The worker was descending the ladder when he may have lost his balance and fell to the concrete floor. Conditions were dry. There was adequate artificial lighting. He was transported immediately to a regional hospital where he died 16 hours following the fall. The Wisconsin FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Survey the worksite to identify hazards. All employees should then be informed of the possible hazards. 2. Consider and address worker safety in the planning phases of projects.
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; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Management-personnel; Ladders
Publication Date
19920924
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-105191
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-91WI008; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507081
SIC Code
NAICS-81
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WI
Performing Organization
Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
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