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Roofer dies in 16-foot fall from residential roof - Alaska, September 13, 1991.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1992 Aug; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00210221
Abstract
The case of a roofer who died after sustaining a 16 foot fall from the pitched roof of a two story single family dwelling was reported. The 32 year old journeyman roofer was employed by a roofing contractor with five employees. His task was to correct a cosmetic error in the alignment of the shingle tabs of roofing shingles which had been installed 2 weeks prior to the incident. He had a documented history of grand mal epileptic seizures and had received a prescription for a maintenance dose of Dilantin. He had medical clearance to work on flat roofs only. He was working alone at the time of the incident and the fall was unobserved. The cause of death was severe head injuries. It was recommended that the employer ensure that workers with medical conditions or physical limitations not be placed in work situations disallowed by medical certifications, that employers comply with existing State regulations concerning fall protection for workers exposed to fall hazards, and that a formal safety program be developed and implemented by the company.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Region-10; FACE-92-08; Construction-workers; Roofing-industry; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-analysis; Nervous-system-disorders; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19920812
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-119394
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-92-08
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Morgantown, West Virginia, Report Number FACE-92-08, 7 pages, 2 references
State
AK; WV
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