Industrial painter dies after a 24 foot fall from an elevated pipeline.
NIOSH 1992 May; :1-4
A 24-year-old male industrial painter died on July 23, 1991, one day after he received injuries in a 24 foot fall from an elevated pipeline. The victim and his co-worker were painting elevated pipelines at a tank farm when he apparently lost his balance and fell to the asphalt below. NJDOH FACE personnel concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. A job hazard analysis of each job site should be performed by the employer with the participation of employees; 2. Employers must train employees in safe work practices and use of safety equipment and should require consistent use of the equipment; 3. Engineering modifications should be made to the pipeline structure by the owner of the tank farm to facilitate the use of fall protection devices; 4. The fall protection and process systems should be separate and distinct.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Painters; Painting
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health