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Carpenter Falls 60 Feet from Bridge Concrete Form (305.28KB)

In March 2015, a 34-year-old journeyman carpenter died when he fell 60 feet from a concrete form suspended below a bridge. The victim was employed by a joint venture company that was contracted by the state department of transportation to build a bridge across a lake. He was an experienced journeyman carpenter and a crew foreman on this project.

2017 Publication #:
71-158-2017

Author(s):
FACE

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Carpenter Falls 60 Feet from Bridge Concrete Form (Slideshow) (1.10MB)

In March 2015, a 34-year-old journeyman carpenter died when he fell 60 feet from a concrete form suspended below a bridge. The victim was employed by a joint venture company that was contracted by the state department of transportation to build a bridge across a lake. He was an experienced journeyman carpenter and a crew foreman on this project.

2017 Publication #:
71-158-2017s

Author(s):
FACE

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Choker Setter Struck by Falling Chunk (491.64KB)

In September 2016, a 27-year-old choker setter was seriously injured by a chunk (log) that fell from a processor grapple and then slid off the edge of a landing and struck him. The two-person rigging crew was made up of a hook tender/rigging slinger and a choker setter, both of whom had multiple years of experience in the logging industry.

2017 Publication #:
92-24-2017

Author(s):
FACE

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Immediate Work-Related Inpatient Hospitalizations in Crop & Animal Production Agriculture: Washington State, 2011-2015 (711 KB PDF)

Work-related injuries so severe they result in immediate hospitalization of the worker can be prevented. We examined in-patient hospitalization data and workers' compensation claims data to learn more about incidents involving hospitalization within one day of work-related injury among Washington workers in the Crop and Animal Production industries (NAICS subsectors 111, 112, and 1151-1152) during the 5-year period, 2011-2015.

2017 Publication #:
96-3-2017

Author(s):
N. Anderson
S. Wuellner

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Isocyanate-based foam and Work-Related Asthma (424.81KB)

Work-related asthma is a lung disease caused or made worse by exposure to substances in the workplace. Isocyanates are a family of chemicals that are well known to cause work-related asthma.1 Isocyanate-based spray foam is available for both industrial and consumer use. Once isocyanates have fully cured, the risk of getting sick is reduced. However, it can be hard to know when the isocyanates are fully cured such that no one gets sick upon building re-entry.

2017 Publication #:
42-3-2017

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker
Elyette Martin

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Marijuana and Work-Related Asthma (681.00 KB)

Work-related asthma is a lung disease caused or made worse by exposure to substances in the workplace. Legal industrial-scale marijuana (Cannabis sativa) processing has highlighted a connection between plant dust inhalation and a risk for work-related breathing problems.

2017 Publication #:
42-4-2017

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker
Elyette Martin

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Pipelayer Dies when Trench Wall Collapses (241 KB PDF)

In January 2016, a 36-year-old pipelayer died when the wall of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him. The incident happened at a residential job site where the employer, the victim, and another worker were replacing a sewer line.

2017 Publication #:
71-156-2017

Author(s):
FACE

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Pipelayer Dies when Trench Wall Collapses (slideshow) (1.37 MB)

In January 2016, a 36-year-oldpipelayer died when the wall of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him. The incident happened at a residential job site where the employer, the victim, and another worker were replacing a sewer line.

2017 Publication #:
71-156-2017s

Author(s):
FACE

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SHARP Stats: Construction Falls Claims and Costs (458.00 KB)

Percent of Claims and Costs for Fall from Elevation claims by Construction Activity

2017 Publication #:
76-04-2017

Author(s):
Naomi Anderson

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Shovel Operator Dies When Shovel Rolls Down a Ridge (533.22KB)

In September 2016, a 50-year-old logging equipment operator died when the shovel/yoder he was operating rolled down a steep ridge. He was an experienced equipment operator who began working in the logging industry at the age of 17. On the days leading up to the incident, the shovel was rigged up as a yoder. Once the crew had finished yarding and decking the logs on the ridge, the next step was for the operator to swing the decks of logs to the road.

2017 Publication #:
92-23-2017

Author(s):
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

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Truck Driver Hauling Grain Dies When Truck Crashes (330.55KB)

In August of 2016, the 55-year-old driver of a grain truck died when his truck,019s brakes were unable to slow the truck and it left the road and crashed into a building. The victim was employed to help during the harvest of wheat on a family member,019s farm. He was being paid for his work. He had over 25 years experience driving commercial vehicles.

2017 Publication #:
71-157-2017

Author(s):
FACE

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Truck Driver Hauling Grain Dies When Truck Crashes - Slideshow (2.28MB)

In August of 2016, the 55-year-old driver of a grain truck died when his truck,019s brakes were unable to slow the truck and it left the road and crashed into a building. The victim was employed to help during the harvest of wheat on a family member,019s farm. He was being paid for his work. He had over 25 years experience driving commercial vehicles.

2017 Publication #:
71-157-2017s

Author(s):
FACE

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Valley fever (Worker) (363.76KB)

Do you work outside? Have you had a cough, fever, or painful breathing for more than two weeks? Tell your boss and see a doctor about Valley fever. People get Valley fever from breathing fungal spores that come out of the soil. Today we know that you can get Valley fever while working in southcentral Washington soil. In the past, Valley fever was only known in the southwestern states like Arizona and California.

2017 Publication #:
42-1-2017

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker
Elyette Martin

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Valley fever now in Washington State: Information for Clinicians (566.02KB)

Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) is a disease caused by infection with the Coccidioides fungus. The Coccidioides fungus has been found in soil in south-central Washington and locally acquired cases of coccidioidomycosis have been reported to the Washington State Department of Health.

2017 Publication #:
42-5-2017

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker
Elyette Martin

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Washington State Occupational Health Indicators - Current Data (2010-present) (337.14KB)

Washington State researchers at the Department of Labor and Industries worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Occupational Health workgroup todevelop a set of measures to track occupational injuries and illnesses. These measures are called )018occupational health indicators)019 (OHI) and are compiled yearly (because of time for datato develop and become available, there is about a 3-year lag; for 2017 CSTE OHI data is being collected for 2014). They are meant to provide an overview and general assessment of theoccupational health status of Washington State.

2017 Publication #:
80-11-2017

Author(s):
Naomi Anderson

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WASHINGTON STATE WORK-RELATED FATALITIES REPORT 2016 (1.61MB)

All people who were working in Washington State or the waters or airspace within or off of the state and died due to a work-related incident. Workers based in other states that have fatal injury incidents in Washington are included.

2017 Publication #:
93-02-2017

Author(s):
FACE

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