Iron worker dies after falling 17 feet while building a roof.
NIOSH 1998 Aug; :1-6
On September 21, 1997, a 44-year-old iron worker was fatally injured after falling through a roof opening of a building under construction. The incident occurred while the victim and his co-workers were laying steel roof decking sheets at the site of a new retail store. The crew had finished decking a section of the roof and was covering up a roof opening when the victim apparently slipped or tripped into the opening. He fell 17 feet to the concrete floor below and died of his injuries the next day. NJDHSS FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should consider using fall protection during steel erection activities. 2. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive employee safety program.
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; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Safety-programs; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health