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Construction worker dies as a result of an 11-foot fall from unguarded residential deck.

Authors
Missouri Department of Health
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 94MO120, 1994 Nov; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026244
Abstract
A 46-year-old construction worker died as a result of an 11-foot fall from an unguarded residential deck. The victim was finishing a screen door on the deck when he may have been attacked by stinging insects in the area. In the victim's attempt to escape the area, he fell from the deck and landed on dirt, rocks, and building materials. The MO FACE investigator concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. install and maintain railings around all open-sided floors, platforms, and runways when the height exceeds four feet. 2. develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in hazard recognition and avoidance.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Region-7; Safety-equipment
Publication Date
19941224
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-110207
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-94MO120; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; WV
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division