Fatal fall from oil tank

by on May 14, 2013 · 0 Comment POSTED IN: Workplace Safety Network

Workers often underestimate the risks of working at heights of ten or fifteen feet. They don’t seem that high, but a fall at this height can have deadly results if fall protection is not worn.

William Irby Jr., 54, of Corvallis, MT, climbed fifteen feet up an oil tank to take measurements at an asphalt plant where he worked. While taking the measurements, he slipped off the tank and hit his head on the concrete pad that supported the tank. He died at the scene.

Source: www.missoulian.com

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