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Through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fatal occupational injuries. The primary intent of this program is to provide interested users with access to the full text of hundreds of fatality investigation reports.

State FACE Reports: Texas

The following reports are the products of our Cooperative State partners and are presented here in their original unedited form from the states. The findings and conclusions in each report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Report No. Incident State Title

2001TX133 TX Two gas well workers were struck and killed when a drainage pipe broke free during a gas well pressure test.
1999TX468 TX A laborer for a boring and tunneling company in Texas, died when he was struck by a hydraulic hose.
1999TX467 TX An operations manager for a well servicing company in Texas, died when a length of pipe mounted on top of a skid-mounted mud pump broke loose and struck him in the head.
1999TX390 TX A plumber repairing a water line in a trench in Texas died when he was struck by the bucket of a backhoe.
1999TX381 TX A module truck driver for a cotton gin in Texas died from internal injuries when crushed between the tailgate of a trailer and the metal beam supporting a cotton seed dispenser box.
1999TX231 TX A forklift shop technician for a dealer who services, sells, and rents material handling equipment, in Texas, died when the carriage of a forklift fell and one of the fork's tines crushed his chest.
1999TX202 TX The foreman for an electrical construction and maintenance company in Texas was electrocuted after grabbing energized bayonet fuse in a live front transformer.
1999TX059 TX A farmer was crushed when a round bale of hay, weighing 1,500 - 1,800 lbs., toppled off of an agricultural tractor equipped as a front-end loader with a fork attachment.
1999TX058 TX A switchman for a railcar manufacturer died when he was caught between a pole and the railcar he was riding on.
1999TX020 TX A farm worker on a family run farm in Texas died when he was crushed by the basket of a cotton stripper as he stood in the engine compartment of the cotton stripper.
1998TX468 TX A laborer for a boring and tunneling company in Texas, died when he was struck by a hydraulic hose.
1998TX350 TX A fitter/welder for an elbow fabricator in Texas died when he was struck by a 9,300 lb. elbow when a support stand was being removed.
1998TX310 TX A laborer for a framing subcontractor in Texas died when he fell from a wooden trash box being lifted by a forklift.
1998TX254 TX A fitter working for a steel building manufacturer in Texas, died when a 7,800 pound rafter fell on him.
1998TX236 TX TX laborer for a general contractor in Texas died when the personnel lift he was standing in fell over and he struck his head on a concrete floor.
1998TX235 TX A plant operator at a coal fired power generation plant in Texas, died when he fell between the bypass dampers located in the flu gas desulfurization unit.
1998TX197 TX A canal rider working for an irrigation district in Texas, died when he fell into a standpipe four feet in diameter and 16 feet high.
1998TX146 TX A hotel maintenance engineer died when struck by the counter weights of an elevator in Texas.
1998TX145 TX A pipe layer working in a trench for a general contractor in Texas, died when a trench wall gave way and he was fully engulfed in sand/dirt.
1998TX133 TX A maintenance clean-up worker, at a trucking company freight dock terminal in Texas, died when he fell through a skylight on a roof.
1998TX128 TX A roofer's helper, working for a roofing contractor in Texas, died when he fell through a three-foot square opening in a roof and struck a concrete floor.
1998TX112 TX A rear load helper, for a refuse collection company in Texas, died when he was crushed by the rear wheels of a refuse collection vehicle.
1998TX074 TX A cross tie processor working at an East Texas sawmill died when struck by a guard thrown from a wood chipper machine as he stood at his work station.
1998TX073 TX A driller working at a West Texas oil field died when he fell from a derrick board he was standing on as it was being lifted into place by a forklift.
1998TX071 TX A computer support technician at a communications company in Texas died after being crushed in a stationary trash compactor.
1998TX004 TX Front-end loader operator dies when crushed between the front bucket of the loader and a low-boy trailer at a cattle feed lot in Texas.

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