Journeyman roofer dies from 25-foot-fall through structural decking.
NIOSH 1994 May; :1-3
On November 8, 1993 a 31-year-old journeyman roofer fell 25-feet through a section of a flat pitch roof. The workers were tearing off and replacing roofing material on a manufacturing plant type building. They had identified and marked bad sections of the structural decking for replacement. The victim and co-worker were walking near a marked bad section of the roof when the incident occurred. The victim was taken to a nearby trauma center where he died two days later. The MO FACE Investigator determined that in order to prevent similar incidents employers should: 1. conduct a job site hazard survey before starting any work, and provide subsequent training to employees specific the most common site hazards. Employees should be able to identify site hazards and implement appropriate control measures.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Region-7; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Missouri Department of Health