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Roofer dies after fall from church roof.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1990 Dec; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026497
Abstract
On September 24, 1990, a 44 year old roofer died after falling from the roof of a church hall. The incident occurred when the roofer apparently tripped or lost his footing while moving debris with a wheelbarrow, resulting in a fatal fall into an alleyway. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Perimeter guarding or fall protection should be utilized when working on rooftops. 2. Personal protection equipment should be used and kept in good condition. 3. Comprehensive safety training should stress safe work practices while roofing.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Work-areas; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Roofers; Roofing-industry
Publication Date
19901205
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
FACE-90NJ017; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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