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Worker Dies in Fall from Silver Shells Condominiums in Destin, Florida


February 26, 2020

DESTIN, FL- Nwfdailynews.com writes that a roofer in Florida died in an accident while working on a building in Destin. The incident occurred when the victim fell from the Silver Shells condominiums, which is a sixteen-story building.*

Police stated that the accident took place in the early afternoon and that the 38-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. 

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Investigators are working to understand the reason for the fatal fall. 

Falls are major causes of construction worker fatalities in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls were the cause of death in more than one-third of all fatal construction worker incidents. In 2018, 1,008 of the 4,779 workplace fatalities took place in the construction industry, making construction the most dangerous private-sector job. Falls are one of the “Fatal Four” workplace killers that frequently cause construction-related deaths. 

According to OSHA, the other major types of fatal accidents include being struck by an object, electrocuted, or caught in-between objects. However, even added together, the other three deadly types of incidents do not match the number of people killed in construction industry falls. 

When a person dies or suffers a severe injury on the job, OSHA is tasked with determining whether the employer committed some form of safety violation. In many cases, tragic accidents could have been prevented if a person or the employer had been diligently following safety regulations. Employers who violate safety standards put their workers at risk and can face severe penalties if someone is injured as a result of their failure. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20200223/worker-dies-in-fall-from-destin-condo-roof and https://www.osha.gov/data/commonstats

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