There are many types of accidents. Slip and fall create the most significant number of accidents in the world, and most do not create trauma or blood needing to be cleaned up or remediated. There are events from minor to severe we handle every year in residential, commercial, industrial, and construction sites.
In residential falling from ladders because the person was reaching out to far from their position is the most common, but second would be trying to climb or descend on a ladder with too much equipment or materials, creating an inability to hang on to the ladder properly. This same scenario happens with regularity in construction zones as well. Falls while performing work from a ladder at high positions, fall protection is needed, which would prevent injury if the worker loses balance and falls.
Some of the worse construction falls, we have seen a worker falling just a short five feet from his perch on a ladder, falling backward he became impelled on rebar steel rods, killing him instantly.
Our worse industrial accident was a worker falling into a hammer mill, but the latest data in August 2019 show on average, there are 27 accidental deaths per year from elevators.
Stumbling or tripping causes trauma and death. According to the CDC, one in five falls causes death or severe injury. Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As an added note of interest and annual medical cost for falls alone is more than $50 Billion each year.
When the Worst Happens, Response is needed. Call Crime Scene Cleaners We react Immediately to your needs.
When the worst happens, we handle your situation discretion, and you may trust that we give care and consideration to every detail. Crime Scene Cleaners understand your incident is unpleasant and traumatic for all concerned, and it’s our mission to provide you with courteous, caring service, so you won’t feel responsible for the painful task of cleaning up.
Training and certifying our technicians is something we pride ourselves in completing. When we first arrive on the scene, our lead technician assesses the structural damage. Once completed, they consult with the contact onsite or by phone if necessary and inform as to the remediation needed to complete the task.
When approved, the technicians proceed with the work. Technicians set up two zones just outside or adjacent to the scene of the incident (we call the control site). These two areas are the Safety Zone and the Buffer Zone. The safety zone is for donning PPE and staging equipment; the buffer zone is were the technicians remove PPE once they exit the control site.
All contaminated items are cleaned or removed to medical waste bins. The bins go for incineration at a certified inceration unit and cannot be retrieved.
Once we complete the work, the affected area is sanitized and safe for workers to complete the build –back of the room.