A Roofing Supervisor Dies When He Falls Though a Skylight

California Case Report: 11CA004

SUMMARY

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.

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