Marina worker drowns after falling into water.
NIOSH 1997 Oct; :1-6
On the afternoon of April 3, 1997, a 44-year-old marina yard worker drowned after falling into the water in a boat launching slip. The incident occurred as the victim was repairing some exposed PVC water pipes damaged by winter storms. He was last seen working from a raft floating in the shallow water of the launching slip and was later found floating face down in the water by marina customers. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should consider providing personal floatation devices to employees who work on or near the water. 2. Employers and employees should conduct a job hazard analysis to identify potential safety hazards.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Region-2; Personal-protection; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Marine-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health