Roofer falls 20 feet to his death.
NIOSH 1995 Mar; :1-2
A 46 year-old male roofer died as a result of injuries sustained from a 20 foot fall while installing shingles on a new home. He was not wearing any fall protection. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences, employers and employees should: 1. Ensure that appropriate fall protection is available and used when workers may be exposed to a fall hazard. 2. Monitor employees and co-workers for impaired behavior. 3. Consider installing fall protection attach points into a home during construction.
Region-7; 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; Protective-measures; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Substance-abuse
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor