A maintenance worker dies when he falls off the roof of an apartment building.
NIOSH 2008 Aug; :1-8
A 42-year-old Hispanic maintenance worker died when he fell from the flat roof of a three-story apartment building. The victim was working by himself repairing a leak in the roof at the time of the incident. There were no warning lines or perimeter barriers on the roof and the victim was not using any personal fall protection equipment. The employer of the victim did not have any safety or training programs available for their employees. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: Ensure fall protection is used by workers performing roof repairs. Recommendations: 1. Develop and implement a safety and training program for employees to follow. In addition: 2. Building owners should consider the installation of guardrails around the perimeter of flat roofs wherever feasible.
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-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Training; Education; Racial-factors
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute