Construction supervisor falls from an unguarded mezzanine and dies during a restaurant renovation project in California.
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-2
A 58-year-old Asian male construction supervisor (victim) died after falling approximately 20 feet from a mezzanine (second story floor) during a restaurant renovation project. The victim was an employee of the restaurant management company and was giving instructions to the contractor just before the incident occurred. He (victim) was not wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) at the time of the incident. The contractor and one of his employees heard a noise, which they investigated and subsequently found the victim lying on the ground floor. The contractor called paramedics and the victim was taken to the hospital. The CA/FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers and contractors should: 1. provide training of employees in hazard recognition and avoidance, and safe work policies including task specific procedures; and 2. position guardrails to prevent employees from falling.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Training; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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