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Fatal fall.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-101-2012, 2012 Oct; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044676
Abstract
This time last year, a 58-year-old Washington truck driver died from a fall. He missed the last step while exiting his truck, fell on his back, breaking several vertebra. His death wasn't instant, but his body never recovered and he died a couple weeks later. Too young, too soon. Tips to live by: Use 3 points of contact when exiting or entering your cab. Before you exit, look for debris, ice or water that might make the steps or ground treacherous. Wear footwear with good traction. Keep the cab steps in good repair.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Women; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Personal-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Hazards; Safety-measures; Safety-practices
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20121001
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Fatal fall
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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