Apprentice roofer falls nine feet from roof and dies in California.
NIOSH 1993 Mar; :1-2
On September 3, 1992 a 34-year-old Hispanic male apprentice roofer (victim) died after falling nine feet from a roof which was being renovated. The victim was in the process of taking a hammer up to a co-worker when the incident occurred. He was wearing ordinary street shoes which caused him to slide down the roof about ten feet falling nine feet to a brick patio below. The victim was not wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) at the time of the incident. He survived for three days and died on September 6, 1992 at 10:45 pm. The California FACE investigator concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. have fall protection devices in place when employees are working on steep inclines. 2. not allow employee access to hazardous areas without the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). 3. provide and document employee safety training.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Training; Safety-clothing; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute