Falling objects, like tools, materials, or debris, can expose workers to minor injuries like cuts and abrasions, but can also cause more serious injuries like puncture wounds or concussions. Use this safety topic as a starting point to spark a discussion on the falling object hazards at your work site. Review current safety measures in place and consider additional precautions that will “stop the drop” and prevent future falling object injuries.
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Falling Objects, Industry
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Resources & References
OSHA Accident Investigation Summary 1220716.015 Falling Object Injury
OSHA Accident Investigation Summary 301282471 Falling Object Injury
OSHA Accident Investigation Summary 311086920 Falling Object Fatality
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