Journal Article Title: Worker Dies After Stacked Shingles slide Off Roof: A Forensic Engineering Analysis
Article Author(s): COOPER, NORMAN L., P.E.
Volume: 12
Volume #: 2
Month: December
Year: 1995

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Failure of a wood 2x4 'nailer' to hold back bundles of wood shingles stacked on a roof resulted in the death of a construction worker. A forensic engineering analysis and deposition by the author resulted in a large payment to survivors of the worker. Because temporary construction practices such as the nailer can be lethal, codes and manufacturers instructions need to be tightened and training of workers and inspectors improved.