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Paint and Coatings Industry News Article Calls Attention to Don’t Fall For It! Video

By on Oct 25, 2012 in Updates |

From the Paint and Coatings Industry News article “Fall Violations Lead OSHA’s Top 10”:

Falls remain the leading cause of death in construction, accounting for more than one-third of those fatalities, according to CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training.

This summer, the center released an 11-minute informational video (Don’t Fall for It!) that featured first-person accounts by workers who have suffered falls and emotional testimony from the widow of a fatal fall victim.

The testimony includes that of a contractor who suffered life-altering injuries that required six hours of spinal surgery after falling just six feet and a sheet metal worker’s tale of how he used to bungee jump and ride motorcycles, but can no longer tie his shoes.

CPWR has also developed an interactive map of fatal falls in the United States.

Check out the rest of the article here, or take a look at the Don’t Fall For It! video and related materials.