Roofing Accidents Are Some of the Most Dangerous
No matter how they happen, roofing accidents are severe and life-altering. Roofing is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. It is hard work that requires heavy lifting, bending, kneeling, and climbing, all while on top of a roof. In many areas of the country, roofing jobs are in high demand. While that’s a good thing for your bank account, an overworked roofer has a higher likelihood of having an accident. Roofing accidents are common, on commercial and residential construction sites.
As knowledgeable California roofing attorneys, our network of attorneys have represented people throughout California on a wide range of roofing accident cases and can do the same for you. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident, please contact us today.
Roofing Accidents Facts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 150,000 Americans require medical treatment because of roofing accidents every single year. While working on a roof, it is crucial to take every safety measure. The CDC also reports that more than 97 percent of all roofing and ladder accidents happen at home. Most people are under-qualified to repair their own roofs. Because of these types of accidents, many people sustain severe injuries and even death.
Here are a few statistics to help you better understand just how serious roofing accidents are:
- For every 100,000 full-time roofers, 24 are killed by falls.
- For every 10,000 roofers, roughly 52 suffer nonfatal injuries.
- Roofing jobs are expected to grow by about 10% to 15% by 2022.
- The physical demands of working in the roofing are contributed to the high turnover rate.
- Fall protection is required whenever a roofer is 6 feet or more above ground level.
- Fall protection is required for some areas and activities, unprotected sites, such as ramps, runways, walkways, hoist areas, and overhand bricklaying.
Leading Causes of Roofing Accidents:
- Roof collapse
- Falling object or debris
- Scaffolding collapse
- Lack of safety equipment
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Slip and fall from the roof
- Ladder falls
Injuries that occur because of roofing accidents are severe and life-altering. Most common roofing injuries include multiple fractures, brain trauma, impalement, spinal cord injuries, and death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident, please contact us today CALL US ANYTIME (877)776-9558, or fill out a consultation form here to start the process.