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Massachusetts drill foreman dies in fall when portion of offshore marine rockdrilling rig resettles in ocean floor.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20028384
Abstract
On July 20, 1992, while working on an ocean based jack-up barge, a 47 year old marine rockdrilling shift foreman died in a fall of approximately thirty-one feet when a two hundred and six foot casing that supported the surface on which he and two co-workers were situated, unexpectedly resettled in soft ocean bed sediment before coming to rest. Although the three men were propelled from their positions as a result of the drop, the co-workers survived their ordeal while the victim died of more serious injuries the following day. The Massachusetts FACE Investigator concluded that to prevent similar occurrences in the future, employers should: 1. Ensure that hazardous exposures which may arise from any portion of an operation be fully evaluated prior to project phase engagement. 2. Establish effective employee safety methods and work practices.
Keywords
Region-1; 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; Marine-workers; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19930915
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-104922
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92MA015; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Health
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