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A plumber dies when he falls from the second floor of a building after stepping on unsupported plywood formwork.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 11CA001, 2012 Jan; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20040884
Abstract
A plumber fell approximately 25 feet from the second floor of a new building under construction. The victim stepped from a concrete section of the second floor onto a piece of plywood from which the vertical shoring had just been removed. The plywood collapsed under his weight and he fell to the floor below. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future incidents, construction contractors of buildings under multi-floor construction should ensure that workers do not walk on plywood sheets while vertical shoring is removed. In addition, contractors installing and removing horizontal shoring should develop and implement a system that clearly identifies the vertical shoring parts that are to be removed and those that are to remain in place.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Plumbers
Publication Date
20120105
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110762
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-11CA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284; B06202012
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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