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Roofer dies after falling from a flat roof.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1991 Jan; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20028361
Abstract
A 34 year old male roofer, employed by a subcontractor, fell to his death while working on the flat roof of a two story residence. The victim was a Deputy Sheriff Correction Officer working part time as a roofer. He was part of a two person crew applying 4x8 sheets of insulation to the roof. While he was butting the sheets together near the unguarded edge of the roof, he stepped backwards over the edge and fell to the sidewalk. The Department Of Labor And Industries investigators concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrence, employers should: 1. Inform workers of the hazards of falling while working on unguarded flat roofs; 2. Develop implement and enforce safety programs and policies regarding the hazards associated with working on roofs, and 3. Ensure employees use proper fall protection equipment whenever the possibility of a serious fall exists.
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; Safety-programs
Publication Date
19910126
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106693
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-90MA003; 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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