Commercial garage door falls, fatally crushing worker.
NIOSH 1995 Feb; :1-4
A 32 year-old male lumber yardman died after being struck by a 1,200 pound steel commercial garage door. The victim was closing the garage door at the time of the incident and was standing directly beneath the door. Shortly after he activated the door, the door free-fell and crushed him. The Nebraska Department of Labor evaluator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences, employers and overhead door manufacturers/installers should: 1. Ensure that operating controls for overhead doors are designed and located to prevent workers from hazards of malfunctioning doors. 2. Develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in hazard recognition. 3. Consider developing commercial overhead door regulations/industry standards which would provide minimum standards for safe operation.
Region-7; 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; Training; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Safety-programs; Lumber-industry; Lumber-industry-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor