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Roofer dies from fall off residential roof.

Authors
Michigan State University
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 07MI172, 2008 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20035081
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
20080826
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-108304
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-07MI172; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008466
Priority Area
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Services
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI; WV
Performing Organization
Michigan State University
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division