Roofer dies from fall off residential roof.
NIOSH 2008 Aug; :1-4
On August 11, 2007, a 34-year-old male self-employed roofer fell from the unprotected roof edge of a residential home under construction. A friend of the decedent, who was also a roofing contractor, had hired him. There were four to six members on the work crew. The sequence of events leading to the fall is unknown. The decedent was not wearing or using personal fall protection equipment. When his coworkers discovered he had fallen, they called for emergency response. Emergency response arrived, and he was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital. The decedent died five days later of medical complications from the injuries sustained at the time of the fall. Recommendations: 1. Roofers and employers conducting work activities on a roof should utilize fall protection measures when required. 2. The controlling/managing construction firm should monitor the work activities for safety of those working for them regardless of the contract arrangements.
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction-industry; Construction; Construction-workers; Safety-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Protective-equipment; Roofing-industry; Roofers; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Michigan State University