Construction worker dies as a result of an 11-foot fall from unguarded residential deck.
NIOSH 1994 Nov; :1-3
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Missouri Department of Health