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Q200 - Testing Unbreakable Glass

Question: 

A maintenance employee fell to his death when he threw himself against a window on the 28th floor of a skyscraper. He was demonstrating to a group of visiting executives that the glass was unbreakable. Is it recordable? 

Answer:

YES. The death is recordable and reportable to OSHA and must be reported within 8 hours.


 

1904.7(a)

Basic requirement. You must consider an injury or illness to meet the general recording criteria, and therefore to be recordable, if it results in any of the following: death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness. You must also consider a case to meet the general recording criteria if it involves a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional, even if it does not result in death, days away from work, restricted work or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.

How to Report a Fatality to OSHA