Incident Notice 2016-03

Incident Notice 2016-03

Type: Fall / Fatality

Industry: Construction and Construction Trade Services

Incident Summary:

A worker was near the edge of a flat roof preparing to lower equipment and material to the ground. The worker fell approximately 10 metres resulting in fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • 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.
  • Guardrails are the best protection but if they cannot be used, develop a fall protection plan when a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Assess hazards when conditions change and use the control measures to eliminate or control the identified hazards.

Safety Resources:


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Created:
Modified: 2017-12-06
PID: 15751

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