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Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Dionne Nov 10, 2010. 11 Replies

I'd like to know of anyone who has responded to a construction worker post-fall incident where the worker was suspended from a fall protection harness. I have read that there is a general intolerance…Continue

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David Dionne replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"Go ahead and use the pictures. Climbing the tower took at least a half hour for first rescuer. Lead climb performed as no safety cable on the tower. Getting enough rescuers up the tower to move worker took a little more time. Total amount of time…"
Nov 10, 2010
David Clark replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"Thanks Ralph. I appreciate the input and the JEMS article is informative."
Nov 9, 2010
David Clark replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"It sounds to me like even if you took the electriicity out of the equation and the responders were on site right when it happened, the victim would be suspended long enough to developp symptoms before getting to the ground. For instance, how long…"
Nov 9, 2010
David Clark replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"Thank you David. Great pictures. Do you mind if I use them in my presentation?"
Nov 9, 2010
David Dionne replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"A few more pictures. I am in the middle of the tower and lowered the worker."
Nov 9, 2010
David Dionne replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"His co-workers did not have any way to get him to the ground. Rescuers had to move worker horizontally to the center of the tower where no electric wires were. Using 2 ma's one would pull tight as the other was loosened. Worker lowered via…"
Nov 9, 2010
David Clark replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"Thank you David. This exactly what I am looking for. The articles are excellent. Do you know, if the power had not been an issue, did his coworkers have any means to lift his weight from his lanyard long enough to get it unhooked and transfer him to…"
Nov 9, 2010
David Dionne replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"I thought these might help you. I have not been involved with a rescue of a post fall incident. I have responded to a recovery from an electrical tower. The worker touched the outer cable and was electrocuted. The electricity sent him hanging on his…"
Nov 9, 2010
David Clark replied to David Clark's discussion Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents
"Hey thanks Ralph. You're right, great article. I am still looking to gain insight from anyone who has responded to a post fall protection incident. I would like to learn more about the details of an actual access and retrieval. Even the JEMS…"
Nov 9, 2010
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Construction Site Post-Fall Incidents

I'd like to know of anyone who has responded to a construction worker post-fall incident where the worker was suspended from a fall protection harness. I have read that there is a general intolerance to being hung from a fall protection harness (see attached article) with great risk associated with being hung for more than 30 minutes. It may sometimes be fatal. Anyone run an incident like this? Did suspension intolerance become an issue? How did the incident go? What kind of issues were there…See More
Nov 7, 2010
David Clark replied to lutan1's discussion Industrial Sites- Lack of Understanding Creates Issues for Rescuers
"Hey I know this is an old post and I wish I had seen it earlier because I have seen a contractor run a mini excavator in a cofferdam that was about that same size ±. There was enough ventilation to keep the atmosphere breathable so there…"
Nov 7, 2010
David Clark left a comment for Ben 'Snapper' Auger
"Thanks Ben. Here is the link to the "Into The Fire" web page... http://www.firemansfund.com/heritage/welcome/Pages/welcome.htm"
Oct 29, 2010
Ben 'Snapper' Auger left a comment for David Clark
"Hey David, I went to check out the Into The Fire documentary, but couldnt find the link to get the documentary? Also, welcome to FFN :)"
Oct 26, 2010
David Clark replied to Adam Box's discussion MVAs and Cutting Battery Cables.
"I believe battery cables should be disconnected as soon as possible, even on most minor fender-benders. The reason I think so comes from personnel observation and a little bit of thought regarding vehicle wiring systems. First the observations... I…"
Sep 19, 2010
David Clark replied to Lars Ågerstrand's discussion Extrication toolbag? in the group Vehicle Extrication & Rescue
"Most of the people in our Company carry a center punch in their turnout pocket to break glass and some type of multi-tool like a Leatherman for screwdriver etc. Usually has a blade that will cut seat belts. I have a pair of cable cutters that stay…"
Sep 12, 2010
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Training Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
12
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Butte County Fire/ Co. 25
Years With Department/Agency
12
My Training:
First Responder/Operator, Squad, Engine Water Tender
About Me:
I have developed training for response to heavy construction collapse incidents. The scope of machines and materials used in heavy construction easily surpasses the capacity of most rescue squads. I focus on developing a collabaration with construction personel who are familiar with manipulating heavy material and usually have the equipment and operators on site to do it. I have presented the training several times to local fire departments who have had heavy construction projects come to their response area. I presented it to most of the Butte County Fire Department before they were called to respond to the 149/70 falsework collapse. Most of the responders to that incident had been to my presentation and were aware of what to expect. I think the preplanning made a difference.
Day Job:
Civil Engineer, Bridge Construction, California Dept. Transportation
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To give back to the community and to be there for my family, friends, and neighbors in their time of need. Not everyone has the capability to do it for whatever reasons. I have the capability to do it and feel privalidged to be able to serve my community in such a fulfilling way.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I think I can make a difference in someones life and have fun doing it. The relationships in the fire department are irreplaceable!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Funding.

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At 4:06pm on October 26, 2010, Ben 'Snapper' Auger said…
Hey David,

I went to check out the Into The Fire documentary, but couldnt find the link to get the documentary?

Also, welcome to FFN :)
At 2:33pm on August 9, 2010, Firewriter said…
Welcome to FFN!
At 2:23am on August 3, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
David, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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