Construction worker dies of crush injuries after being struck by falling concrete form - Oklahoma.
NIOSH 1998 Oct; :1-6
A 56-year-old, male construction worker died from crush injuries when the concrete form he was working on toppled over and fell on him. The construction worker and two co-workers were using a crane to remove the form from a newly poured concrete sound barrier wall. While one worker operated the crane, the construction worker and the second co-worker climbed on top of the form to connect it to the crane cable. Before the form could be connected to the crane, the form fell while the workers were on top of it. One worker jumped from the form and suffered a broken ankle. The construction worker fell off the form, hit the ground, and suffered crush injuries when the 8-foot by 24-foot form fell on him. No fall protection equipment was used at the time of the incident. FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. develop, implement, and write job task procedures to eliminate worker exposure to unexpected movement of materials during rigging and lifting 2. ensure that proper fall protection equipment and guarding is used when working where there is a danger of falling.
Region-6; 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; Protective-measures; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Equipment-operators; Road-construction
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health