A 13-year-old construction laborer died when he fell from a scaffold board and struck a scaffold cross-brace.
NIOSH 2002 May; :1-4
A 13-year-old construction laborer died on November 14, 2001, from blunt trauma to the abdomen when he fell from a scaffold board approximately five feet above the ground and struck a scaffold cross-brace. Oklahoma Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OKFACE) investigators concluded that to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Ensure that all subcontractors have adequately addressed all safety and health issues applicable to their operations prior to authorizing their work activities. 2. Ensure that scaffolding erected on a construction site complies with regulatory requirements. Ensure adequate planning for response to medical emergencies. 3. Develop and implement a comprehensive occupational health and safety management plan that is focused on continual improvement. 4. Comply with all applicable state and federal child labor provisions.
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; Children; Scaffolds; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health