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A roofing supervisor dies when he falls through a skylight.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 11CA004, 2012 May; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20041600
Abstract
A roofing supervisor died when he fell through a skylight while moving a vacuum hose. The victim was supervising the vacuuming of roof rock off a flat roof when he picked up the hose to move it out of the way of the vacuum operator. As the victim was moving the hose, he fell through the skylight. The key factor that contributed to the victim's death was working in close proximity to an unguarded skylight. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent workers from falling through skylights, roofing companies should ensure that fall protection measures such as skylight screens or covers, guardrails, or a personal fall protection system are used for employees working within 6 feet of a skylight.
Keywords
Region-9; Mortality-data; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-environment; Work-practices; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Supervisory-personnel; Height-factors; Fall-protection; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices
Publication Date
20120518
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
FACE-11CA004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284; B10242012
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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