Tuscaloosa tornadoes: Walter Energy says power outage halts production at coal mines

Apr 28, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: AL.com

Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 5:13 PM Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 5:18 PM Walter Energy, which mines coal in Tuscaloosa County, says power outages will halt production there.

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After a storm, there are other dangers to be aware of. Many homeowners will be trying to secure their property and some will have to climb on their roofs. I would like to share some ladder safety tips to help prevent injuries.

Ladder safety:
Falls are the number one cause of accidental death around the home. Even experienced builders and construction workers make mistakes, so here are the things you should always do when using a ladder.

OSHA states that for every 4 feet a ladder goes up, it should come out 1 foot. If the roof is 12 feet high, the base of the ladder should be 3 feet from the edge of the roof.
Next, the ladder must be level. If the ground is uneven, move to a spot that is level. The ladder must be set firmly and evenly on the ground. I prefer to fold out the ladder’s pointed feet and embed them into the yard. Some prefer to have the ladder’s rubber feet on concrete. If you prefer the latter for your ladder, then be sure to sweep the concrete clean before setting the ladder to prevent it from sliding out.

Securing the ladder:
If possible, drill a hole in the fascia of the house and insert an eye hook or other means to tie the ladder to. We use two of them that are three quarters of an inch thick to tie our ladder to the roof. It is stronger than we should ever need, but your life is worth more than a few dollars and a few minutes to secure a ladder.

Proper footwear:
Wear shoes that fit properly or better yet, work boots! Do not wear loose fitting shoes on a roof or while climbing. If your foot rotates inside or slides out of the shoe, you have a very good chance of falling off the roof and being hurt. As the angle of the roof increases, the force exerted on your shoe surrounding your foot can cause your shoe to roll around your foot.

Although this should be obvious, if you are not stable on flat ground or you are prone to tripping and falling, please have someone else repair your roof.

Finally, there are volumes of books on construction safety; please consider going to the OSHA website for more information.

Those of you in the storm-hit areas have been through enough; there is no reason for anyone else to be hurt by having an accident on a ladder. With these tips, hopefully you will get your damage repaired safely.

JW
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After a storm, there are other dangers to be aware of. Many homeowners will be trying to secure their property and some will have to climb on their roofs. I would like to share some ladder safety tips to help prevent injuries.
Ladder safety:
Falls are the number one cause of accidental death around the home. Even experienced builders and construction workers make mistakes, so here are the things you should always do when using a ladder.
OSHA states that for every 4 feet a ladder goes up, it should come out 1 foot. If the roof is 12 feet high, the base of the ladder should be 3 feet from the edge of the roof.
Next, the ladder must be level. If the ground is uneven, move to a spot that is level. The ladder must be set firmly and evenly on the ground. I prefer to fold out the ladder’s pointed feet and embed them into the yard. Some prefer to have the ladder’s rubber feet on concrete. If you prefer the latter for your ladder, then be sure to sweep the concrete clean before setting the ladder to prevent it from sliding out.
Securing the ladder:
If possible, drill a hole in the fascia of the house and insert an eye hook or other means to tie the ladder to. We use two of them that are three quarters of an inch thick to tie our ladder to the roof. It is stronger than we should ever need, but your life is worth more than a few dollars and a few minutes to secure a ladder.
Proper footwear:
Wear shoes that fit properly or better yet, work boots! Do not wear loose fitting shoes on a roof or while climbing. If your foot rotates inside or slides out of the shoe, you have a very good chance of falling off the roof and being hurt. As the angle of the roof increases, the force exerted on your shoe surrounding your foot can cause your shoe to roll around your foot.
Although this should be obvious, if you are not stable on flat ground or you are prone to tripping and falling, please have someone else repair your roof.
Finally, there are volumes of books on construction safety; please consider going to the OSHA website for more information.
Those of you in the storm-hit areas have been through enough; there is no reason for anyone else to be hurt by having an accident on a ladder. With these tips, hopefully you will get your damage repaired safely.
JW
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