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Truck driver dies after falling 12 feet while securing a load of roof trusses.

New Jersey Department of Health
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 93NJ060, 1993 Dec; :1-3
On July 14, 1993 a 54 year-old male truck driver was critically injured after falling 12 feet from a load of wooden roof trusses he was securing on the trailer of his truck. The incident occurred after the victim had climbed on top of the load and was securing the trusses with a hand-operated metal strap bander. As he was using the bander he apparently slipped, falling 12 feet to the ground and injuring his head. He died of his injuries on July 31, 1993, 17 days after the incident. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers. 2. Employers should explore alternate methods of securing trusses to the trailers. 3. Employers should develop and implement a comprehensive safety program with the assistance of a joint labor/management safety committee.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Truck-drivers; Safety-programs; Hazards; Head-injuries; Drivers; Trucking; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-93NJ060; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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New Jersey Department of Health
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