Handy man dies after falling 25 feet from a house roof.
NIOSH 1995 May; :1-3
On September 19, 1994, a 43 year-old self-employed handy man died after falling 25 feet from a house roof. The incident occurred while the victim was installing aluminum siding on the sides of the house. He and a co-worker were setting up anchors for a pole jack scaffold when the victim stepped on a bracket to test its strength. The bracket came loose from the building, causing the victim to fall 25 feet from the roof of the building to the driveway. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incident in the future, the following guidelines should be implemented: 1. Workers must be properly trained and equipped to erect scaffolds. 2. Use appropriate fall protection on all work at heights. 3. Workers should examine the work site for hazards before starting a job.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Region-2; Scaffolds; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Hazards; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health