Construction safety, roof construction, demolition: Four roofers at edge of roof, without fall protection, manhandle lifting and tying off flared top of trash chute with which to funnel old roofing material into dump truck for disposal. The crew is using two pitch forks (hand tools for roof demolition) to pry top flared part of chute over and above roof edge and gutter. Worker on right shortly thereafter lost his balance but recovers it and sits down on roof, rather than pitching over roof edge and falling two floors. Of course, workers return next day to demolish roof , including near edge, and walk to edge of roof to drop debris into chute. They should all be wearing body harnesses, with lanyards tied back with safety line to a secure support near center of roof. California, 2006.
construction methods hazardequipment Construction safety unsafe roof construction demolition roofers edge roof without fall protection manhandle lifting tying off top debris chute funnel old roofing pitch forks hand tools demolition. Worker lost balance raising face falling debris chute 9982