Roofer dies after fall from church roof.
NIOSH 1990 Dec; :1-3
On September 24, 1990, a 44 year old roofer died after falling from the roof of a church hall. The incident occurred when the roofer apparently tripped or lost his footing while moving debris with a wheelbarrow, resulting in a fatal fall into an alleyway. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Perimeter guarding or fall protection should be utilized when working on rooftops. 2. Personal protection equipment should be used and kept in good condition. 3. Comprehensive safety training should stress safe work practices while roofing.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Work-areas; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Roofers; Roofing-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health