Carpenter dies after falling from a ladder at a construction site.
NIOSH 1995 Jun; :1-4
On March 17, 1995, a 40 year-old male carpenter died after falling about 20 feet from a ladder at the construction site of new townhouses. The victim was nailing sheets of particle board to the side of the building when his ladder apparently slipped, causing him to fall to the concrete floor below. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should ensure that ladders are properly maintained and that employees are properly trained in the safe use of ladders. 2. Employers should conduct a daily job hazard analysis of the work site with the participation of the workers. 3. Employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of alcohol and other drugs that may impair judgement or alertness. 4. Employers should become familiar with available resources on work-related safety standards and safe work practices.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Ladders; Substance-abuse; Work-areas; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health