A day laborer dies when he falls off a scaffold.
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 11CA002, 2012 Jan; :1-5
A day laborer fell approximately 12 feet off a scaffold at a private residence. The victim was applying a stone and stucco fašade to the exterior of the home when the incident occurred. The victim was hired by the homeowner's gardener from a street corner to perform the work. The victim rented, assembled, and was working from the scaffold when the incident occurred. The scaffold was erected without guardrails and the walk board was not secured. The victim was not wearing any type of fall protection. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future incidents, employers (including homeowners) who hire day laborers that use scaffolds should ensure they receive training and are competent in the use of scaffolds and fall protection.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Training
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
FACE-11CA002; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284; B06202012
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute