30 foot fall from steel girder.
NIOSH 1997 Dec; :1-4
A 40-year-old steel erection superintendent was killed when he fell 30 feet from an I-beam while dragging steel decking across steel girders. The victim and a coworker were in the process of constructing a roof on a building and were dragging steel decking into place on steel girders. The sheets were 3' by 30' sections of galvanized steel. The victim and a coworker had removed a sheet from a stack of sheets located on the steel girders and were dragging it into place when the victim fell 30 feet to the dirt floor below. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. Provide appropriate fall protection equipment to all workers who may be exposed to a fall hazard and enforce its use. 2. Consult with safety specialists when unsure how to provide effective intervention measures. 3. Develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in all hazard recognition and the use of fall protection equipment.
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; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Training; Roofing-industry; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor