October 19, 2009
A Cottonwood Heights [Utah] teen suffered life-threatening injuries after falling through a skylight of a vacant elementary school.Two 16-year-olds were cutting class from Brighton High School on Tuesday [Oct. 13] afternoon when they climbed to the roof of the vacant Cottonwood Heights Elementary School across the street, said Cottonwood Heights police spokesman Beau Babka.One of the boys stepped...
August 25, 2009
A girl falls 30 feet through a skylight and New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows that this is a lucky fall. A 30-foot drop has the potential to cause far more severe injuries then only the broken arm and leg suffered by the 8-year-old. A fall like this can be fatal.This fall highlights the need for building managers and owners to carefully monitor the health and safety procedures...
August 3, 2009
An Ohio man who fell through the roof of Salt Rock Elementary School last summer is suing the roofing company for which he worked, alleging it was responsible for the unmarked skylight that he says caused his fall.Paul Arthur of Ironton, Ohio, filed a lawsuit April 1 in Cabell Circuit Court against Boggs Roofing Inc. That suit was later removed to federal court by Boggs Roofing, according to a...
July 23, 2009
Solar Innovations Inc., recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art, green facility in Pine Grove, Pa. This new building is located 15 minutes north of the company’s previous location in Myerstown, Pa., according to a July 22 company release.The 206,000-plus-square-foot facility is the result of more than two years of researching, designing, and building an environmentally-conscious place to...
June 5, 2009
Solar Innovations Inc., Myerstown, Pa., announces the completion of Florida impact testing on two skylight options.Tested to Wind Load 4-Missile Level D, Solar Innovations' curb mounted "pyramid" skylight is certified to a design pressure of ±65mph. The tested product was a straight eave, double pitch, hip end skylight measuring 147.75 inches in length, 99.25 inches in...
May 28, 2009
A girl falls 30 feet through a skylight and New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows that this is a lucky fall. A 30-foot drop has the potential to cause far more severe injuries then only the broken arm and leg suffered by the 8-year-old. A fall like this can be fatal.The girl, whose name was not released, was walking towards a staircase to retrieve a ball that had fallen to the...
May 19, 2009
3S Swiss Solar Systems has partnered with Stebler Glashaus AG to present a new skylight for MegaSlate solar roofs. The new skylight is designed to better enable planners, architects and builders opportunities to aesthetically integrate photovoltaics into a building.The new window, specially developed for the 3S MegaSlate solar roof system, enables the window to be fitted for both an...
May 18, 2009
An 8-year-old girl fell 30 feet through a skylight of a Brooklyn rooftop playground, but miraculously suffered only a broken arm and leg, authorities said.The accident happened as the girl, who attends Beis Ruchel D'Satmar Girls School at 1415 54th St. in Borough Park, was heading to a staircase. She wanted to go down to the street to retrieve a ball that had fallen off the roof at 3:30 p.m.,...
April 28, 2009
A referral by Cal/OSHA (California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health) has resulted in a conviction on two felony counts for violating the state's worker safety laws. One defendant, ANC Roofing owner Kenneth Hugh Alton of Santa Rosa, entered a no contest plea to the charge of failing to protect employees from a hazard and was sentenced to nine months in jail and ordered to pay $248,000...
April 22, 2009
An Ironton, Ohio, man is suing his employer after he fell 20 feet through a skylight and landed on his head.Paul Arthur filed a lawsuit in Cabell Circuit Court April 1 against Boggs Roofing Inc.According to his complaint, Arthur was employed as a laborer for Boggs on a roofing job at Salt Rock Elementary School on July 23, 2008, according to an April 20 report in The West Virginia Record.