Incident Notice 2014-30

Incident Notice 2014-30

Type: Fatality

Industry: Roofing

Incident Summary:

A worker was shoveling snow off a tin roof of a 2 story commercial building. The roof had a slight grade to it and when the worker neared an unguarded edge, the worker slipped and fell approximately 8.2 metres to the ground. The worker sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Workers are protected from falling from temporary or permanent work areas when the vertical fall distance is 3 metres or more
  • Develop a fall protection plan when a worker may fall 3 metres or more and they are not protected by guardrails
  • Ensure workers are aware of potential hazards relating to roof grade and slippery surfaces

Safety Resources:

This incident notice is provided for information purposes only to notify industry of an occupational health and safety incident. It has been issued as an educational resource with the goal of preventing similar incidents. The information contained in this notice is based upon preliminary information that has not been confirmed through investigation. This notice should not be interpreted as identifying any contraventions of OHS legislation or as laying blame against any party.

Modified: 2015-08-14
PID: 15218

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