Issaquah, WA – A masonry worker tragically fell to his death early in the morning on May 16th at an apartment complex in Issaquah. The 46-year-old mason was working on the brick facade of the apartment complex when he fell 50 feet from a scaffold. The cause of the fall remains under Department of Labor & Industries investigation.
A day earlier, on May 15th, a worker from a different job site was seriously injured after falling from a mezzanine to the floor below. Although the worker survived the initial fall, he later died from the injuries.
58 people died in traumatic work-related incidents last year in Washington State alone, 15 of which were direct results of a fall. Nationally, falls account for the most common cause of workplace injuries and fatalities.
These are sobering reminders of the importance of fall protection and training. What may seem like a simple shortcut can quickly lead to a devastating fall. Always ensure your team is prepared for the work ahead and understand the crucial nature of safety measures.
For training or questions in regards to fall protection standards and requirements, contact The Integrated Group at 425-822-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by these losses.