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Falls from elevation.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 59-2-2004, 2004 Jul; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20044129
Abstract
This is a summary of Washington State workers' compensation claims data for falls from elevation. It focuses attention on important safety issues and encourages increased prevention efforts in industries that experience high rates of falls. Falls from elevation include falls from objects such scaffolds, walkways, ladders, and vehicles, as well as falls on stairs, into shafts, or from a roof. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls from elevation are the fourth leading cause of work-related death in the United States. In 2002, 634 of 5,524 work-related deaths in the United States resulted from falls from elevation. In the years 1997-2001, there were 38,234 workers' compensation claims relating to falls from elevation, costing approximately $440.2 million.
Keywords
Workers; Work-environment; Fall-protection; Scaffolds; Walking-surfaces; Ladders; Motor-vehicles; Construction; Trucking; Logging-workers
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20040701
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U01-OH-007292
Source Name
Falls from elevation
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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