Iron worker dies after falling 26 feet from structural steel.
NIOSH 1994 Sep; :1-4
On November 22, 1993, a 53 year-old male iron worker fell 26 feet as he moved along a steel beam. The incident occurred at the construction site of a two-story building where the steel frame work was being completed. The victim was marking a steel I-beam for placing steel joists and was last seen moving along the beam. He apparently lost balance while moving over an irregular section between two beams, fell and landed on a cement piling. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should ensure that fall protection is used at all times. 2. OSHA should expedite the implementation of a comprehensive fall protection standard for the construction industry.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Steelworkers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health