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Roofing estimator dies after falling 14 feet from the roof of a shopping center strip mall.

New Jersey Department of Health
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 93NJ094, 1994 Apr; :1-4
On October 7, 1993, a 52 year-old male roofing company estimator was critically injured after falling 14 feet from the roof of a shopping mall. The incident occurred as the victim was inspecting the flat roof of the mall for water leaks. The victim climbed onto a sloped roof that fronted the flat roof and lost his footing on the shingles, falling to the pavement below. He was hospitalized and later died of complications related to his injury on October 15, 1993. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar occurrences in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should develop and implement a comprehensive safety program that includes (but is not limited to) training in recognizing hazardous situations and the use of fall protection devices. 2. Building designers should consider installing devices to facilitate fall protection systems during the design and construction of new buildings.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Region-2; Safety-programs; Protective-materials; Protective-measures; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-93NJ094; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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New Jersey Department of Health
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