Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Workers Comp Insider - Falls and human fall traps: Fatalities in the construction industry

Workers Comp Insider discusses one of the leading causes of injury and death, both on and off the job: Falls.

Part of the discussion focuses on falls that workers can't avoid, because they don't know the hazard is there. He cites an expert
that appeals to architects, engineers, and building contractors to be aware of and eliminate these hazards at the work site. Graphic examples of some of the hazards Ellis discusses are illustrated in a 2004 NIOSH alert that presents five case studies of worker fatalities from falls through skylights and roof and floor openings.