Roof man dies when he falls from the roof of a two-story house while applying a tent for fumigation.
NIOSH 2009 Apr; :1-3
A 33-year-old Hispanic roof man died after he fell approximately 25 feet from the roof of a two-story house to the ground below. The victim was carrying a tarp to cover the roof when the incident occurred. The employer of the victim did not have a fall prevention program for their employees, and the victim was not wearing any personal fall protection device. The CA/FACE investigator determined that: 1. Structural fumigation companies should establish and implement a fall protection program for employees who work on roofs.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Maintenance-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute