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Handy man dies after falling 25 feet from a house roof.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026597
Abstract
On September 19, 1994, a 43 year-old self-employed handy man died after falling 25 feet from a house roof. The incident occurred while the victim was installing aluminum siding on the sides of the house. He and a co-worker were setting up anchors for a pole jack scaffold when the victim stepped on a bracket to test its strength. The bracket came loose from the building, causing the victim to fall 25 feet from the roof of the building to the driveway. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incident in the future, the following guidelines should be implemented: 1. Workers must be properly trained and equipped to erect scaffolds. 2. Use appropriate fall protection on all work at heights. 3. Workers should examine the work site for hazards before starting a job.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Region-2; Scaffolds; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Hazards; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19950515
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-100005
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-94NJ124; 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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