Massachusetts drill foreman dies in fall when portion of offshore marine rockdrilling rig resettles in ocean floor.
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-4
On July 20, 1992, while working on an ocean based jack-up barge, a 47 year old marine rockdrilling shift foreman died in a fall of approximately thirty-one feet when a two hundred and six foot casing that supported the surface on which he and two co-workers were situated, unexpectedly resettled in soft ocean bed sediment before coming to rest. Although the three men were propelled from their positions as a result of the drop, the co-workers survived their ordeal while the victim died of more serious injuries the following day. The Massachusetts FACE Investigator concluded that to prevent similar occurrences in the future, employers should: 1. Ensure that hazardous exposures which may arise from any portion of an operation be fully evaluated prior to project phase engagement. 2. Establish effective employee safety methods and work practices.
Region-1; 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; Safety-programs; Marine-workers; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Massachusetts Department of Health