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Part-time cable vision camera operator dies from injuries received in fall from scaffolding.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 90CO027, 1990 Nov; :1-2
A 57-year-old part time cable vision camera operator died at a local hospital from injuries sustained in a 6-foot fall from scaffolding. The victim had been filming a parade as part of a video news article. Upon completion of the event, members of the film crew were assisting in the dismantling of the rented scaffold. While she assisted in dismantling the scaffold that had been utilized as the camera platform, the victim stepped back into a gap between two sheets of plywood and fell 6 feet striking her head on a concrete curb. The Colorado Department of Health (CDH) investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Secure platform to the scaffold or overlap ends a minimum of 12 inches. 2. Install guardrails, approximately 42 inches in height, on all open sides and ends of scaffolds. 3. Develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes , but is not limited to, training in fall hazard recognition and usage of scaffolding.
Region-8; 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; Women; Training; Scaffolds; Safety-programs; Safety-education; Safety-engineering
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-90CO027; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-808518
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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