Roofer dies after falling from a flat roof.
NIOSH 1991 Jan; :1-2
A 34 year old male roofer, employed by a subcontractor, fell to his death while working on the flat roof of a two story residence. The victim was a Deputy Sheriff Correction Officer working part time as a roofer. He was part of a two person crew applying 4x8 sheets of insulation to the roof. While he was butting the sheets together near the unguarded edge of the roof, he stepped backwards over the edge and fell to the sidewalk. The Department Of Labor And Industries investigators concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrence, employers should: 1. Inform workers of the hazards of falling while working on unguarded flat roofs; 2. Develop implement and enforce safety programs and policies regarding the hazards associated with working on roofs, and 3. Ensure employees use proper fall protection equipment whenever the possibility of a serious fall exists.
Region-1; 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-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Safety-programs
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Massachusetts Department of Health