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Bloomfield Township construction worker injured on the job

One construction worker in Michigan recently experienced firsthand, the risks involved with working on top of a roof. But instead of falling off the roof, which is an all too common occurrence, this man fell through it.

The man, who will now be in line for workers' compensation due to injuries suffered on the job, was working on the roof of a major sporting goods store one morning. While tending to his duties, he fell through a hole in the roof and landed 12 feet below on a concrete ledge. The area he landed on was being built for storage purposes and made it tough for emergency crews to reach the injured man. While the fall was certainly a bad one, if the man would have missed the storage area, he would have plummeted 25 to the ground, receiving more extensive injuries in the process.

First responders arrived on the scene a short while later and attempted to reach the man. Firefighters that aided in the rescue ended up going inside the building and using a forklift to elevate themselves to the spot where the man was laying.

The firefighters brought a backboard up with them and secured the man on it. They lowered the man and the backboard down along with them on the fork lift. He was then brought to the hospital to be treated for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries to his head, neck and back.

One of the man's co-workers on the scene that witnessed the accident said the man was out of sorts after the fall.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) plans on investigating the accident to see if the construction company took proper safety precautions to try to prevent the accident.

Source: Click On Detroit, "Worker falls through hole on roof of Bloomfield Township store," Shawn Ley, Feb 17, 2012

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