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A 79 year-old Colorado farmer dies after falling five feet from a haystack.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1991 Jun; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20028557
Abstract
A 79 year-old farmer died from injuries sustained in a five-foot fall while attempting to move bales of hay. The victim had climbed a ladder next to a twelve-foot-high stack of hay bales. The victim threw one bale to the ground, and then is thought to have stepped onto a bale that was protruding from the stack at the five-foot level. The victim fell from this bale to the ground. The victim showed no signs of life when found by his son. The Colorado Department of Health investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Survey the work-site to identify hazards; 2. Inform all employees of the possible hazards; 3. Consider and address worker safety in the planning phase of projects.
Keywords
Region-8; 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; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Ladders; Agricultural-processes
Publication Date
19910611
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-108998
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-90CO062; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-808518
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO
Performing Organization
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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