Falling objects can cause a lot of damage on work sites and because there are so many opportunities for this type of hazard, some instances slip through the cracks. On a construction site it is a hazard that should be recognised and addressed so that workers are placed at risk.
An accident that took place on a site in Southeast Rochester in California is example of the consequences that can result when objects fall from machinery. Serious falls don’t have to be from a roof or an unfinished building, falls from machinery and equipment can be equally serious and in some cases worse.
According to a report on Californian based ValleyNewsLive.com a 30 year old worker was killed after being hit in the head by a falling piece of machinery. Police are investigating the incident which resulted in the shut down of a construction site last Friday killing the 30 year old Utah man.
According to the report construction was underway on Microtel Inn and Suites when a large attachment fell from a telescopic forklift and struck the worker on the head causing crushing injuries to his head. The man died a short time after from what is believed to be severe head trauma.
Read more at: http://www.valleynewslive.com