OSHA Investigating Georgia Roofing Contractor’s Death

April 16, 2014

Federal labor officials say they investigating the death of a roofing contractor in northwest Georgia.

Dalton Fire Department Deputy Chief Gary Baggett tells the Dalton Daily Citizen that a 48-year-old McMinnville, Tenn. -based contractor was working on the roof of a carpet and flooring manufacturing plant when he fell about 30 feet on Saturday morning.

Baggett says the man was conscious after the fall, but suffered severe head trauma. Baggett says the man was taken to the Hamilton Medical Center but died on the way there.

The cause of the man’s fall and whether he was wearing protective equipment at the time is unclear.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating whether any safety standards may have been violated.

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