A roofing supervisor dies when he falls through a skylight.
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 11CA004, 2012 May; :1-8
A roofing supervisor died when he fell through a skylight while moving a vacuum hose. The victim was supervising the vacuuming of roof rock off a flat roof when he picked up the hose to move it out of the way of the vacuum operator. As the victim was moving the hose, he fell through the skylight. The key factor that contributed to the victim's death was working in close proximity to an unguarded skylight. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent workers from falling through skylights, roofing companies should ensure that fall protection measures such as skylight screens or covers, guardrails, or a personal fall protection system are used for employees working within 6 feet of a skylight.
Region-9; Mortality-data; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-environment; Work-practices; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Supervisory-personnel; Height-factors; Fall-protection; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
FACE-11CA004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284; B10242012
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute