Fracture caused by falling from 6m height without wearing seat belt after installing air conditioner

yesterday morning, a tragic scene happened on Ruijing road in Zhangzhou city. An air conditioner installation worker climbed to the external wall to install the air conditioner without taking protective measures, and fell from a height of 6 meters, resulting in head injury and three rib fractures

the reporter’s investigation found that in Zhangzhou area, there are many “guerrillas” with air conditioning installation, such as the wounded. They often lack safety awareness, professional qualifications and labor contracts, and it is difficult to protect their rights in case of accidents

incident: installation of air conditioning, accidentally fell from a height of 6 meters

at about 10 am yesterday, the guide reporter came to the scene of the accident and left a large pool of blood in front of shop No. 19, Ruijing road. At the bottom of the building is a one story shop, from which a section of ventilation pipe pulled off by the decoration workers is erected on the outer wall of the second floor

people nearby said that at that time, the worker and his co-workers were using hemp rope to move the air conditioner. One was inside the house and the other climbed to the outer wall. “At that time, he didn’t wear safety belt and other protective equipment.”

the landlord, Ms. Huang, said that a few days ago, she bought an air conditioner in an electrical appliance store on Beihuan road. At more than 8 a.m. yesterday, two installers came to her home to install the air conditioner. When she started work, she saw that the workers were not wearing safety belts, and especially reminded them not to worry too much and to take protective measures. After a while, she heard a loud noise outside the window. She ran to see that the worker fell from a height of 6 meters

at about 15 o’clock yesterday, the reporter met the erector in the Department of orthopedics of Zhangzhou hospital. The man’s surname was Yan, from Longwen District, Zhangzhou. According to him, when the incident happened, he didn’t fasten his seat belt. At that time, he and his staff were working together to move the external unit of the air conditioner. When they moved the external unit, they stepped back and fell like this

investigation: “guerrillas” lack of safety awareness

“we just call which electrical appliance store wants to install air conditioning, and we don’t have a fixed service for which electrical appliance store or which brand.” Master Yan told the newspaper reporter that he did not sign labor contracts with those electrical appliance stores, but he received piece rate wages. During the peak season, he installed seven or eight air conditioners a day on average, and charged 90 yuan for installing one air conditioner

then, the reporter visited some electrical appliance stores and stores in Zhangzhou, and learned that in Zhangzhou City, there are many “guerrillas” like master Yan who install electrical appliances, and they often lack safety awareness

Mr. Chen, who works in an installation company, said that in the peak season of air-conditioning sales every year, consumers often call “guerrilla” workers everywhere to install and repair air-conditioning, and some companies also recruit a large number of temporary air-conditioning installation workers. These workers often rush to work without systematic training. Those untrained installers often ignore the detailed requirements of safe operation and bury potential accidents

Mr. Su, a citizen, once witnessed the air-conditioning installation workers leaning out of the window without wearing safety belts, helmets and other protective equipment when working at height

Department: there are some difficulties in supervision

how to protect the rights of these installation “guerrillas” without professional qualification and labor contract in case of accidents? Zhangzhou Bureau of human resources and Social Security Labor Supervision Detachment staff said that there are often chaotic labor relations between these people and the company, this kind of temporary employment and non-standard employment accidents often have the problems of difficult evidence collection and supervision, these people are not affiliated with any employment unit, accidents can not be identified as work-related injuries

the staff suggested that these workers should find legal employers and sign labor contracts with them, and the relevant labor departments also have the obligation and responsibility to supervise and urge them. 1n this regard, Wu Huazhou, a lawyer from Huamin Southern law firm in Fujian Province, said that master Yan’s situation is that the electrical appliance store will contract the installation of air conditioning to him, and the contractor, master Yan, will also bear the risk of contracting. 1n his case, we can only consider protecting his rights through accident insurance

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