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A Hispanic maintenance worker dies after falling through a skylight.

Authors
Public Health Institute
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 07CA007, 2008 Jun; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20035379
Abstract
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).
Keywords
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
Publication Date
20080630
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110536
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-07CA007; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008468
SIC Code
NAICS-53
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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