Incident Notice 2014-27

Incident Notice 2014-27

Type: Fatality

Industry: Industrial Coating Services

Incident Summary:

A worker was positioned on a ladder to install a fire proofing devices at new retail site. When a co-worker returned to the work area, the worker was discovered on the ground with serious injuries. Worker died in hospital with injuries sustained by falling.

Safety Reminders:

  • Approximately 15% of workplace fatalities in Alberta are the result of falls.
  • A workers centerof balance is at the centre of the ladder at all times.
  • Three-point contact is maintained whenever the worker extends an arm beyond a side rail.
  • Portable ladders are secured against movement and are placed on a stable base.

Safety Resources:

This incident notice is provided for information purposes only to notify industry of an occupational health and safety incident.  It has been issued as an educational resource with the goal of preventing similar incidents. The information contained in this notice is based upon preliminary information that has not been confirmed through investigation.  This notice should not be interpreted as identifying any contraventions of OHS legislation or as laying blame against any party.

Modified: 2015-08-18
PID: 15225

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