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A day laborer dies when he falls off a scaffold.

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 11CA002, 2012 Jan; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20040885
Abstract
A day laborer fell approximately 12 feet off a scaffold at a private residence. The victim was applying a stone and stucco fašade to the exterior of the home when the incident occurred. The victim was hired by the homeowner's gardener from a street corner to perform the work. The victim rented, assembled, and was working from the scaffold when the incident occurred. The scaffold was erected without guardrails and the walk board was not secured. The victim was not wearing any type of fall protection. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future incidents, employers (including homeowners) who hire day laborers that use scaffolds should ensure they receive training and are competent in the use of scaffolds and fall protection.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Training
Publication Date
20120105
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110763
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-11CA002; 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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