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A roofer falls to his death.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1990 Oct; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20028360
Abstract
A 33 year old roofer fell approximately 25 feet to his death while working to repair the roof of a three story residence. The contractor for whom he was employed had no written safety program or procedures and provided no safety training. The victim was not using personal fall protection equipment and the ladders used were not secured. The Massachusetts FACE project concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrence in the future, employers should: 1. Ensure that employees use fall protection equipment when the possibility of a serious fall exists; 2. Ensure that employees use secure ladders in accordance with existing Massachusetts and OSHA regulations; 3. Provide safety training to employees regarding all potential hazards to which they may be exposed and relevant safe work practices; and 4. Be provided with information regarding what constitutes an employer/employee relationship and the responsibility of the employer in the case of a workplace injury.
Keywords
Region-1; 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; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Construction; Construction-workers; Training; Ladders
Publication Date
19901013
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106692
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-90MA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Health
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