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Complacency about roof safety can lead to workplace accidents

Keeping roof workers safe should be the priority of building owners and construction companies Nationwide, including Illinois. Too many roof workers suffer severe injuries or even lose their lives when they and/or their employers become complacent. Even companies that have never had to deal with a fall or other roof-related injury must avoid complacency because workplace accidents can happen in the blink of an eye.

About 7 loss-of-limb workplace accidents occur per day nationwide

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that the number of amputations that follow workplace accidents is a matter of significant concern. Work-related loss-of-limb incidents are reported to be as many as seven per day nationwide, excluding Illinois and other states with their own safety and health programs. Amputations are catastrophic, even if only a finger is lost.

Work-related accident kills 1, sends a co-worker to the hospital

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was at the scene of a grain bin accident in Illinois on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Several teams of rescuers were involved in the effort to bring two workers to safety. Sadly, only one survived this work-related accident. According to the Manteno Fire Chief, an emergency call came in at about 11 a.m., and rescue teams rushed to the grain elevator.

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