Incident Notice 2015-07

Incident Notice 2015-07

Type: Fatality

Industry: Steel/Metal Fabrication

Incident Summary:

A welder was performing welding activities on the roof of a building under construction. During the course of the workers duties the welder removed his fall protection equipment. Shortly thereafter the worker fell from the roof top sustaining fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Workers working above a vertical distance of 3 meters require a fall protection system.
  • Develop a fall protection plan when a worker may fall 3 meters or more, if not protected by guardrails.
  • If a control zone is feasible to protect workers on a flat roof, ensure the control zone distance is clearly identifiable to workers by a raised warning system.

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: 15590

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