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Fall from roof kills one, injures one

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At a new home construction project, two Alabama roofers fell from the roof that they were working on. Conditions were foggy on the day of the fall, and authorities believe that made the roofing felt they were working on slick.

The men fell 40 feet from the roof to a concrete patio below. The fall was fatal for one man; the other sustained serious injuries.

This is another accident which resulted from inadequate fall protection. When working at this height, these men should have been provided with personal fall protection such as a tie line. Also, since the roof they were working on was apparently pitched steeply enough that they slid off the roof, toe boards should have been used as well, especially since they were working in slick conditions.