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Accident: 300787934 - Roofer Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 300787934 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078793412/19/20011761Stout Roofing Inc
On December 19, 2001, Employee #1, a roofer, was re-roofing an office building. The roof was equipped with 5,000 pound tie backs for safety lines, but employees were required to work at the edge of the roof without utilizing any fall protection. Employee #1 was in the process of placing materials at the roof edge when he fell over a 12-in. parapet, approximately 40 ft to the ground below, and was killed. The accident was caused by failure of the employer to utilize adequate fall protection methods or equipment.
Keywords: roof bracket, roof, lifeline, roofer, fall, fall protection, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300787934 Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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