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screenshot of OR-FACE fatality investigation report_pump-jack scaffold fall, pub December 2017

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report

Posted by Barb Epstien
Jan 04, 2018

Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. These deaths are preventable. A newly published fatality investigation report by the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program examines some contributing factors of a fall that took the life of a construction worker.

The worker, who was installing siding on an apartment building, died after falling 20-25 feet from a pump-jack scaffold. In addition to describing a number of safety hazards that were identified, the report discusses prevention recommendations such as ensuring ...

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