The ARMS system is designed to help prevent these types of fatalities. While ARMS cannot prevent a fall from happening, it can alert 911 services if the person is injured, but still alive. ARMS helps to protect the lives of your employees
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officials are investigating a death at a workplace in Clairmont last Thursday.
According to OHS, a male worker in his 20s died after falling between 20 to 25 feet from a roof at 10602 79 Avenue.
He was taken by EMS to the QEII Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A stop-work order was issued at the work site following the incident and OHS is continuing to investigate.
The worker had been shoveling snow off a flat roof before he fell. He was an employee of Heritage Roofing.
Danielle Boucher, a public affairs officer for the Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, says eight Alberta workers have died on the job since Nov. 1.
“There’s never a link between the fatalities. They are obviously lone instances,” said Boucher.
So far, there have been 51 workplace deaths in the province in 2014. In 2013, 52 people died on the job and in 2012, there were 51.
“Its pretty consistent with past years,” said Boucher.
“Prevention is always our best line of defence. It’s a shared responsibility between employers, workers, safety associations, labour groups and government.”