Commercial Roofer Falls 30 Feet Through a Skylight While Installing Roof Insulation
Kentucky Case Report: 15KY078
Release Date: June 19, 2017
On Friday, December 11, 2015 a 25-year-old male roofer (the victim) was working with a roofing crew to install insulation and corrugated metal roofing panels on a warehouse roof. The victim was stretching roofing insulation near the peak of the roof when the insulation tore, causing the roofer to lose his balance. He stepped forward onto a clear fiberglass skylight in an attempt to gain his balance, causing the skylight to break. He fell approximately 30 feet to the concrete below, fatally striking his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
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- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research