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Journeyman roofer dies from 25-foot-fall through structural decking.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026239
Abstract
On November 8, 1993 a 31-year-old journeyman roofer fell 25-feet through a section of a flat pitch roof. The workers were tearing off and replacing roofing material on a manufacturing plant type building. They had identified and marked bad sections of the structural decking for replacement. The victim and co-worker were walking near a marked bad section of the roof when the incident occurred. The victim was taken to a nearby trauma center where he died two days later. The MO FACE Investigator determined that in order to prevent similar incidents employers should: 1. conduct a job site hazard survey before starting any work, and provide subsequent training to employees specific the most common site hazards. Employees should be able to identify site hazards and implement appropriate control measures.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Region-7; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring
Publication Date
19940510
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-110202
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-93MO154; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
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