Incident Notice 2015-01

Incident Notice 2015-01

Type: Fatality

Industry: Residential Construction

Incident Summary:

A worker on the roof of a 2-story single family home unclipped his lifeline to untangle it from an extension cord. While doing so, the worker slipped and fell. The worker sustained fatal injuries from the fall.

Safety Reminders:

  • Before work begins, assess the work site to identify existing or potential hazards
  • Review fall protection plans to ensure appropriate equipment is selected
  • 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: 2017-02-17
PID: 15584

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