Handrail Failure Results in Fall and Injury
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Type:  Just-In-Time Report

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Ergonomics, Office/Home Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Management Systems, Property Management, Fall Protection

On June 30, a Washington River Protection Solutions employee fell when the top rail of a removable wooden handrail on a stair landing gave way. The employee fell to a concrete side walk below resulting in significant injury, including two broken wrists. Many mobile offices contain these type of removable type handrails. Inspect handrails on a routine basis. Report any deficiencies immediately.

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