Roof Injury Statistics You Should Know

Installing roof flashing or bathroom vents to prevent attic mold and other damages to a home is essential, but the team at Kozy Kollar can understand the apprehension to get on a roof. From years in the plumbing industry, Sonny and Ron have seen roof injury after roof injury, and we want our customers to remain safe. Before you take out the ladder and take your life into your own hands, here are a few roof injury statistics we think you should be aware of:

  • According to OSHA, the leading cause of private sector construction industry deaths, excluding highway collisions, are falls (over 38%).
  • According to the Center for Construction Research and Training Data Center, nearly one-third of all fall-related construction fatalities are falls from roofs.
  • The most cited OSHA violation on a construction site is fall protection
  • Roofing and residential construction sectors have a much higher risk of falls than others in the industry.
  • Almost half of all roof fatalities occurred in the South.
  • Roofers not only face falls as a top concern, but there have also been deaths reported on burns and electrocution.
  • Professionals in the industry often suffer from these injuries and fatalities because of the time they spend on a roof, but one false move can hurt anyone. Getting on your roof for a simple install isn’t worth the risk, and often, construction companies will keep their team off of them to avoid potential injury.

So, what do you do?

Fortunately, there are ways to combat some of these roof injuries, such as the Kozy Kollar and Exhaust Hood EV-4. These vent boots are installed from inside your home and over shingles or other roofing materials. Never again will you have to worry about getting on the roof of your or your client’s home and risk the chance of a dangerous fall.

With more questions about our roof flashing or bathroom vent boot, please contact the team at Kozy Kollar today by calling (603) 598-1192.