Roofing accidents in Atlanta are a real concern for residential construction workers. Falling from a roof can cause catastrophic injuries including broken necks, spinal cord injuries and death.
“Fatalities from falls are the number one cause of workplace deaths in construction. We cannot tolerate workers getting killed in residential construction when effective means are readily available to prevent those deaths,” said Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “Almost every week, we see a worker killed from falling off a residential roof. We can stop these fatalities, and we must.”A new directive, announced at the end of 2010 by the