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Workplace Accident - True Story

Workplace accidents, and serious injuries could affect you and your workplace. Slips, trips and falls account for many near death injuries, and fatalities. This animated video chronicles the workplace fall protection accident involving a man who fell 30 feet after disconnecting from his safety line. This near-death experience for Russ and his family shows how serious slips, trips and falls are in the workplace. It also tells the perspective of his spouse and how she handled the trauma of this workplace accident.

Why is fall protection, and OSHA rules so important? Russ Youngstrom shares his story about a workplace fall protection accident. While working, he fell 30 feet, and survived. Now, he and his wife travel to share advice on fall protection, and its benefits.

An accident in the workplace can be life changing. It is a story of family, and of friends, and of co-workers who face the change and who ask questions for which there are no easy answers.

Oregon OSHA’s accident investigation requirements apply to all Oregon workplaces. If you have an employee who loses time from work due to an on-the-job injury or illness, you must determine what caused the injury or illness and act to prevent it from happening again. If your workplace has a safety committee, the safety committee must recommend how to prevent similar events from occurring.