The time is near when spring cleaning begins and summer projects are in the works. The highest frequency of fatalities due to falls associated with unstable surfaces, floor holes and roof openings. http://www.cdc.gov/noish/docs/2004-156/. The financial burden with medical costs and workers compensation estimated at $70 billion a year. www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls
The statistics on falling through skylights, roof and floor openings is very high and can easily be prevented, for a minimal price. Cage guards, safety screens and other options prevent falls through skylights. guardlocksafety.com/images/products.
The cost is low in comparison to a life.