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Over 80 occupational falls resulting in fatalities are reviewed. Very good real-world material for a safety meeting. Many workers, regardless of industry or occupation, are exposed to fall hazards daily. This publication describes the magnitude of the problem of occupational falls in the U.S., identifies potential risk factors for fatal injury, and provides recommendations for developing effective safety programs to reduce the risk of fatal falls. Based on the surveillance data, falls from elevations were the fourth leading cause of occupational fatalities from 1980 through 1994. The 8,102 deaths due to falls from elevations accounted for 10% of all fatalities and an average of 540 deaths per year. …read more