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    :: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 ::

    The Lonely Death of Octavio Godinez - Workers Comp Insider
    This tale raises a set of issues that many safety plans do not contemplate: the worker who is totally alone, all by himself, in a job setting brimming with hazards. Under normal circumstances, trim carpentry is not at the high end of the risk spectrum. Nonetheless, plenty of things can go wrong. The work can involve heights, lifting, and the use of power and sharp cutting tools. Cuts, strains, slips and falls are normal occurrences. Working alone substantially magnifies every risk. Conventional safety protocals require that injured employees report immediately to a supervisor. But what if there is no supervisor? Normally, Godinez had a partner, but as it happened, his partner was not there when the injury occurred.
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