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A Hispanic ironworker dies when he falls 50 feet through a floor opening.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2007 Jun; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20035380
Abstract
A 24 year-old Hispanic ironworker died after falling through a floor opening on a building platform. The victim and two co-workers were evaluating a job they were to undertake at a later date when the incident occurred. The platform on which they were standing was approximately 50 feet above the ground. The hole through which the victim fell had a cover, but it was not secured in place. The cover did not have any marking on it to indicate what it was being used for. The victim was wearing fall protective equipment but was not tied off. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure that proper procedures are followed when employees are working around elevated floor openings.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Training; Education; Racial-factors; Warning-signs
Publication Date
20070630
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110537
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-07CA009; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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