Fourteen-foot fall kills ironworker at a Massachusetts construction site.
NIOSH 1999 Jul; :1-7
On January 7, 1999 a 30-year-old male ironworker died of injuries sustained in a fall at a Massachusetts construction site. The victim was walking a beam that had bolt kegs attached to it and lost his balance, falling approximately fourteen feet to the ground below. A connector working on the second level immediately yelled for help. A call was placed by for emergency assistance. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital emergency room where he was officially pronounced dead. The MA FACE Program concluded that to prevent similar future occurrences, steel erector employers should: 1. Provide appropriate anchor points for employees throughout all phases of the construction. 2. Design, develop and implement a comprehensive site-specific fall protection plan. 3. Use square bolt kegs that fit flush inside the web of the column.
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; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Steelworkers; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Iron-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Massachusetts Department of Health