Roofer dies following 22-foot fall from residence.
NIOSH 1996 Jan; :1-4
A 40-year-old roofer (victim) died after falling approximately 22 feet from a second story roof. The victim had contracted with the home owners to re-roof their two-story residence on evenings and weekends. The victim's usual occupation was as a union-employed commercial roofer. Though the incident was unwitnessed, it appears the victim had been applying shingles along the back portion of the residence's second story roof. The victim had a safety rope secured around a chimney with loops tied approximately every three feet. He may not have been utilizing the rope at the time of the incident, and his safety belt was found in his vehicle. The owners reported that he did wear a safety belt while working. The MO FACE Investigator concluded that in order to prevent similar occurrences: 1. Employers and self-employed persons should ensure that fall protection equipment is used where the potential for a fall from an elevation exists.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Region-7; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Safety-belts; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Missouri Department of Health