Journal Article Title: Forensic Engineering Analysis of Skylight Failures
Article Author(s): George, Edward S., P.E.
Volume: 20
Volume #: 2
Month: December
Year: 2003

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A significant number of occupational fatalities are a direct result of falls. A large percentage of the total traumatic occupational fatalities due to falls occur when workers fall through skylight openings or smoke-vent skylights (translucent plastic domes that serve as both skylights and automatic smoke vents in case of fire) 1. This paper reviews investigations into safety issues associated with the introduction of plastics as a cover for architectural roof openings and skylights.