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Roof man dies when he falls from the roof of a two-story house while applying a tent for fumigation.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2009 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20036301
Abstract
A 33-year-old Hispanic roof man died after he fell approximately 25 feet from the roof of a two-story house to the ground below. The victim was carrying a tarp to cover the roof when the incident occurred. The employer of the victim did not have a fall prevention program for their employees, and the victim was not wearing any personal fall protection device. The CA/FACE investigator determined that: 1. Structural fumigation companies should establish and implement a fall protection program for employees who work on roofs.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Maintenance-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices
Publication Date
20090409
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110542
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-08CA010; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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