A Hispanic maintenance worker dies after falling through a skylight.
NIOSH 2008 Jun; :1-3
39-year-old Hispanic maintenance worker died from injuries received after a fall through a skylight. The victim was using a broom to clean the debris off the skylight. As the victim was applying pressure to the broom, the broom handle broke. The victim lost his balance and fell through the skylight cover and opening approximately 17 feet to the floor below. The employer of the victim had no written employee safety or training programs. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: 1. Develop and implement safe procedures for cleaning skylights. 2. Establish and maintain an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Protective-measures; Training; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work; Education; Racial-factors
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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