Friday, December 3, 2010

Fatal Fall From Scaffold

Trying to convince workers on construction sites that scaffold platforms must be "fully planked," and to get them to understand just what that means, can be difficult. Often, they cannot understand why it is so important.

Well, you can tell them about the guy in Canada who fell 20 feet to his death because he stepped through an opening in the scaffolding on which he was working.

Canada's "Journal of Commerce" reported yesterday that a 60 year old worker was found dead after the accident - there were no witnesses to the accident.

Read the whole story at


  1. This is where courses such as osha 10 hour training or scaffolding safety training programs can be really useful. A lot of workers (specially the experienced ones) that they know everything about scaffold since they have been doing it a long time and that such safety training is just a waste of time. I do hope they consider them cause after they have taken such training, they would know how important they are.

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