Table 2

 Types of serious or fatal accidents at the workplace

Type of accidentPlace and phase of work
Falling from above of worker on foot or when driving vehiclesFrom the bench, from the marble wall, the quarry’s edge, or the access roads
Being hit with stones or parts of block, hit by projection of fragments of materialBlock squaring, block handling, ground assistance in the various operations, during movement of vehicles, during transit in quarry
Projection of pieces of diamond wire or whiplash from wireDuring quarry bench cutting and block squaring. The injured workers have been hit even when at a considerable distance from the cutting area. The kinetic energy of the wire’s components is very high
Slipping up of workers on footDuring various work phases, on the paths to the marble wall or other work areas, and in work areas in the presence of mud