Any type of physical labor has its own risks of injury. Much of the risk depends upon where the job is performed. Labor performed on top of a roof of a building can be particularly dangerous for the workers who have to perform duties at such great heights. One recent workplace accident that occurred outside of California has now resulted in an OSHA investigation.
The investigation began after a roof-shoveling accident that caused one man to be injured. The man was removing snow from the roof of a warehouse when he somehow fell through the roof's skylight. He ended up falling down approximately 25 feet onto the ground. He was immediately transported to a nearby local medical facility via airlift following the accident.