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A maintenance worker dies when he falls off the roof of an apartment building.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2008 Aug; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20035381
Abstract
A 42-year-old Hispanic maintenance worker died when he fell from the flat roof of a three-story apartment building. The victim was working by himself repairing a leak in the roof at the time of the incident. There were no warning lines or perimeter barriers on the roof and the victim was not using any personal fall protection equipment. The employer of the victim did not have any safety or training programs available for their employees. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: Ensure fall protection is used by workers performing roof repairs. Recommendations: 1. Develop and implement a safety and training program for employees to follow. In addition: 2. Building owners should consider the installation of guardrails around the perimeter of flat roofs wherever feasible.
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-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Training; Education; Racial-factors
Publication Date
20080829
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110538
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-08CA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-53
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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