Iron worker dies from fall from structural steel.
NIOSH 1993 Dec; :1-5
On August 5, 1993, a 47 year-old male iron worker fell 80 feet from a steel cross brace on an outdoor conveyor system to wooden timbers on the ground below. The victim fell as he walked across a section of 8 inch wide structural steel. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Workers should be trained and supervised in safe work practices; 2. Fall protection should be utilized at all times. 3. Employers should conduct a Job Hazard Evaluation when planning a project and review the plan with employees on a daily basis; 4. Employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of abuse of alcohol and other substances that may impair judgment or alertness. Employers should strictly enforce a prohibition against the use of any substance that may affect a worker's physical or mental ability.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Steel-industry; Steelworkers; Substance-abuse; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Hazards
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health