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Tile roofer supervisor falls from roof of multi-story building and dies in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1999 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027199
Abstract
A 38-year old tile roofer supervisor (decedent) died when he fell from the second story of a performing arts building that was being remodeled. The decedent and a co-worker were finishing the installation of twist-tie (riness) wires on the third story of the building. The clay tiles they were installing are tied off to the riness wire. The ends of the wire are held in place by anchors, the tabs of which are bent over when the wire is properly tightened. The decedent was pulling on the riness wire placing his foot against the third story wall for leverage when the wire came loose from the anchor. He fell backwards off the second story roof onto the first story roof and then onto the concrete sidewalk at ground level. The decedent was not wearing fall protection. Upon arrival at the hospital, the decedent's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was determined to be .167%. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP): 1. ensure employees working at heights wear personal fall protection or are protected by equivalent means. 2. ensure employees do not engage in work practices where they lean/pull toward roof edges. 3. ensure employees do not work while under the influence of alcohol.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Alcoholic-beverages; Substance-abuse; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19990512
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111662
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-98CA016; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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