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Painter dies after 80-foot fall from electrical transmission tower - Indiana.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 92-05, 1992 Jan; :1-3
A 31-year-old painter (victim) died from injuries sustained in an 80-foot fall from a 120-foot-high electrical transmission tower. The victim was a member of a four-man crew painting the tower. The crew had painted one side of the tower, from top to bottom, and had begun to paint the other side. The four crew members were working at the same level on the tower and all were wearing safety belts and lanyards. As the victim unhooked his lanyard to reposition himself on the tower, he lost his balance and fell to the ground. NIOSH investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1) ensure that workers continually adhere to the safe work procedures that have been established by the employer; 2) evaluate the feasibility of a redundant fall-arresting system; 3) routinely conduct scheduled and unscheduled worksite safety inspections.
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