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Document ID (ISN)77116
CIS number 01-1228
Year 2000
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2000-116
Title Worker deaths by falls - A summary of surveillance findings and investigative case reports
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Nov. 2000. xi, 322p. Illus. 35 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Between 1980 and 1994, there were 8,102 deaths in the United States due to falls from heights at work, accounting for 10% of all occupational fatalities in the country. This report summarizes surveillance data and investigative reports of fatal work-related falls from elevations. Part I provides an overview of fall hazards at the workplace, a summary of the epidemiology of fatal occupational falls, and recommended elements for an effective safety program for the prevention of falls at the workplace. Part II contains case summaries and prevention recommendations from 90 investigation reports of fatalities from falls from heights.
Descriptors (primary) USA; work at height; falls from heights; accident investigation; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) case study; report; epidemiologic study; hazard evaluation; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Accident investigation