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Massachusetts maintenance foreman dies when crushed beneath steel framework.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Mar; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20028407
Abstract
On June 21, 1993, a 41 year old male maintenance mechanic was crushed to death at an iron foundry when a 1,500 pound steel frame he was uprighting fell on him. The victim was working alone with a chain fall, and was apparently beneath the load when the steel platform fell on him, crushing his head and shoulders. A nearby co-worker immediately summoned the help of others to remove the load from the victim, and emergency medical services were called. EMT and paramedic personnel quickly arrived and attempted to revive the victim without success. He was pronounced dead at the regional hospital approximately twenty five minutes following the incident. In order to prevent similar future occurrences, the MA FACE Program Field Investigator recommends that employers: 1. Ensure that employees are prevented from working beneath suspended loads. 2. Ensure that equipment used to lift heavy loads is in suitable condition and of sufficient strength to safely complete the task. 3. Require employees to lift excessively heavy loads with the aid of others.
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; Maintenance-workers; Mechanics; Foundries; Foundry-workers; Iron-industry; Iron-working-industry
Publication Date
19940331
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-112957
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93MA010; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Health
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