Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program
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.
|Construction firm owner dies from fall from 8-foot step ladder or overhead platform.
|School crossing guard struck by vehicle.
|Farmer driving a pickup truck was struck when a pickup ran a stop sign.
|Farmer pinned by tree limb when tree shifted while limbing/bucking tree.
|Field manager struck by vehicle in active roadway while taking depth measurement.
|Marina owner drowned in six-foot deep water in marina slip.
|Tow truck driver died when school bus was struck by SUV.
|Farm laborer run over by tractor with broken parking brake.
|Tow truck driver securing vehicle to tow bed struck by SUV driver.
|Farmer pinned between skid steer loader bucket and frame.
|Farm owner drowned in ditch when tractor overturned to side and pinned him.
|Plasterer/drywall installer dies from 30-foot fall through skylight.
|Farm laborer pinned by tree branch against his tractor seat.
|Sole proprietor falls eight feet from flat roof while installing siding.
|Racetrack safety crewmember struck by racecar.
|Construction foreman/carpenter dies from complications from fall from roof.
|County road division worker crushed between asphalt truck and shadow truck during rolling cold patch operation.
|Construction laborer died in trench wall collapse.
|Caretaker of a farm held in trust died due to a tractor overturn to the rear while moving downed tree.
|Construction laborer working in highway work zone struck by van.
|Ironworker fell 25 feet while working from/relocating a ladder in a shaft way.
|Construction owner died in trench wall collapse.
|Owner of farm land died due to a tractor run over.
|Truck driver freeing frozen rear brakes on a dump truck was run over when the truck rolled forward.
|Truck driver died after being thrown back by air release from a pressurized tire sidewall failure - Michigan.
|23-year-old laborer was overcome and drowned when he entered a 10,500-gallon molasses tank to reposition a drain pipe - Michigan.
|Farmer starting tractor from ground run over by tractor.
|Construction laborer died in a trench wall collapse.
|Owner of farm land died due to a tractor overturn to the side into a ravine.
|Owner of farm land pinned under tractor while clearing fence line.
|Concrete finisher electrocuted when bull float contacted an energized power line.
|Farm worker died when unsupported combine head fell onto him during repair activities in a bean field.
|Truck driver struck by rear tractor tires when semi tractor driven forward.
|Farmer died when clothing was entangled in a rotating power take off shaft.
|Farmer crushed under free standing grain bin struck by horses and/or manure spreader.
|Truck driver died when he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident, Michigan.
|Food pantry volunteer pinned by a table against a wood cabinet when the table was struck by backing vehicle, Michigan.
|Dairy farm worker mauled by either a 2-year-old bull or a dairy cow.
|Dump truck driver entangled in dump box power take off driveline.
|Lathe operator died when his shirt was entangled on a 1 7/8-inch piece of 1-inch diameter bar stock.
|Truck porter dies from head injury complications when he fell from either the ICC bumper or deck of a semi-trailer.
|Truck driver crushed by roll off scrap metal box during unloading from truck.
|Horse breeder falls 11-12 feet from hayloft when throwing hay bale.
|Airport manager killed when homemade drag struck him while smoothing a runway.
|Hunt club member died when struck by the top of the tree he had felled.
|Truck mechanic pinned by truck's sway bar and link.
|Semi-truck driver died when struck by precast concrete panel that fell from semi trailer.
|Laborer died due to hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with a contributing factor of hyperthermia.
|Painter died when elevated scissor lift tipped to side when tire entered pavement depression.
|Assistant manager at fertilizer mixing facility dies when pinned under overturned 1972 tractor without a ROPS.
|Roofer falls from roof edge when he stepped on insulation overhang.
|Bus driver died while attempting to open bus doors while bus was moving.
|Land owner pinned by tractor bucket when working in ditch.
|Pipefitter dies when excavation wall collapses, causing water tank to rotate and pin him against excavation wall.
|Business owner killed when pulled into wood chipper.
|Handyman died when tree he was felling split vertically and struck him.
|Farm laborer died when struck by front end loader bucket.
|Logger killed by falling tree.
|Hispanic farm laborer struck by 550-gallon water tank when wood support structure collapsed.
|Farmer pinned under driver's side front tire of a front-end loader.
|Hispanic male farm laborer electrocuted in potato field.
|Farmer died when front end loader bucket struck propane tank hidden by snow.
|Hispanic roofer dies after falling through an improperly secured roof hatch cover.
|Inmate struck by a falling elm snag.
|Heavy equipment operator killed when ejected from cab.
|Tree trimmer working in tree died when a tree branch supporting rigging rope broke below the crotch and struck his head.
|Farmer's head and neck crushed between semi trailer and loading/unloading chute.
|Carpenter died from extension ladder fall.
|Farmer grading field pinned under overturned tractor.
|Farmer run over by tractor during idle adjustment.
|Sewer administrator died when chop saw spark caused a 55-gallon drum to explode.
|Tub refinisher died due to methylene chloride overexposure while stripping a bathtub.
|Volunteer mowing grass pinned by overturned tractor.
|Worker crushed under car that dislodged from tow straps.
|Farmer died when he fell from a ladder.
|Construction laborer pinned under tire of articulated machine.
|Commercial roofer died when struck by a falling load of palletized roofing material.
|Golf course mechanic died when struck by falling ash tree.
|Truck driver struck by semi-tractor when walking in parking lot.
|Maintenance supervisor killed by fall while changing light bulb.
|59-year-old male worker at a fruit storage facility died after entering a controlled atmosphere storage room.
|Machinist dies when he came into contact with a rotating vertical cutting head of a gantry mill.
|Laborer died during test drive of four-wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV).
|Air museum volunteer died from complications of a head injury sustained after falling from an aircraft tug.
|Farmer drowned while removing stop logs from water level control structure.
|Farmer entangled in unguarded rotating motor drive-shaft on farm-modified ear-corn elevator.
|Farmer died when portable elevator fell onto him.
|Lineman electrocuted when he contacted 7,200-volt power line.
|Tow truck driver dies when pinned under car.
|Construction worker dies from 69-foot fall through roof opening.
|Manufacturing traffic supervisor dies when struck by forklift.
|Journeyman mason dies after stepping backward off a raised mobile scaffold.
|Municipal truck driver dies after being backed over by dump truck.
|Steel mill supervisor pulled from catwalk by contact with belt conveyor.
|Pipe technician killed by coke oven gas pipe explosion.
|Roll-off container truck driver electrocuted when raised tilt frame contacted overhead line.
|Farmer dies when his tractor was rear-ended by a semi.
|Supervisor/foreman struck by a pickup truck while placing channelizer drum in road.
|Roofer dies from fall off residential roof.
|Iron worker dies when struck by falling steel header beam.
|Journeyman lineman run over by off-road vehicle while directing the vehicle onto a transport trailer.
|Hispanic laborer dies as a result of a trench collapse.
|Career fire fighter dies after ejection from his fire engine when it was struck by a vehicle.
|Hotel assistant manager dies due to a fall from a ladder during installation of wood trim.
|Housekeeper died from complications sustained after falling down residential stairs.
|Welder dies during welding repair inside of cargo tank compartment.
|Pipefitter/project foreman died when struck by ruptured sewer pipe/mechanical plug.
|Unrestrained custom spray applicator died when ejected from a self-propelled sprayer after sprayer struck an oncoming semi-truck trailer.
|Construction foreman dies from fall while climbing the tower of a hydromobile scaffold.
|Security guard died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
|Field technician dies when struck by geofoam block.
|Apprentice lineman dies when the vibratory plow he was operating struck a high pressure natural gas line.
|Carpenter dies after fall from a ladder that slipped from its base while positioned on frozen sand.
|Journeyman pipefitter dies when struck in chest while removing vic fitting end cap from a pressurized pipe.
|Farmer dies leading heifer toward a loading chute to a livestock trailer.
|Ground man for milling operation dies when struck by a dump truck backing into work zone.
|Worker dies as a result of being struck and pinned between two vehicles while repairing potholes.
|Female firefighter dies when struck by an out-of-control pickup truck on an icy interstate highway.
|Race car fuel dispenser operator killed when methanol tank exploded.
|Heavy equipment operator dies after being pinned between the boom and cab of an excavator.
|Tow truck operator pinned under sport utility vehicle when working under it.
|29-Year old male Hispanic landscape laborer dies when nine foot deep trench collapses.
|Truck driver electrocuted when raised long-bed dump trailer contacted 4,800-volt overhead power line.
|Truck driver dies when straw bales fall off truck and strike him.
|Surveyor dies when struck by oncoming vehicle.
|Machine operator dies after being struck by a shredder grate during shredding machine maintenance.
|Truck driver killed after falling through unprotected skylight.
|Forklift driver pinned under an overturned forklift dies.
|Logger killed when struck by lodged tree that fell.
|Male siding installer dies after falling from a roof while installing a J channel on a dormer.
|Construction laborer dies after falling from ladder.
|Retired teacher/farmer dies when pinned under overturned tractor.
|Hispanic brick mason electrocuted when rerod contacts powerline.
|Municipal tree trimmer dies when falling tree limb struck him.
|Golf course worker dies after being pinned under an overturned tee box mower.
|Forklift operator dies when head caught in lowering mast.
|Carpenter dies after he jumped/lost balance from an unsecured ladder that fell due to a wind gust.
|Millwright dies when struck by uncontrolled, flailing crane cable.
|Quality control operator dies after falling into cherry processing brine tank.
|Owner of excavating company dies when excavator overturns into water/mud of gravel pit.
|Guardrail post pounder operator electrocuted when hammer boom contacts energized overhead electrical line.
|69-year-old male construction contractor dies after falling from open folding chair he was standing on.
|Worker dies in trench collapse.
|Tow truck operator dies when car being driven by intoxicated driver leaves road and strikes him.
|Farmer pinned under left rear tire of industrial tractor-loader with backhoe.
|Lawn technician dies when pinned between motorized spreader handles and roof of work van.
|Engineering technician dies when backed over by cement mixer.
|Mill hand dies when drill was thrown from shattered hardened steel tool extension and strikes him in chest.
|6-year-old youth dies when he was run over by a skid-steer loader driven by his 9-year-old brother.
|Electrician dies from being pinned between iron pipe and articulated boom-supported aerial work platform control panel.
|Farmer dies when he is crushed under overturned tractor in ditch.
|52-year-old female janitor died as a result of a vapor flashback while using flammable lacquer thinner to remove carpet glue from concrete basement floor.
|Carpenter dies when eight-foot trench wall collapses during sewer pipe replacement.
|Farmer died when run over by tractor's rear wheel and chopper.
|Farmer died when run over by rear wheel when he started the tractor while standing on the ground.
|Landscaper died when the arms of a skid-steer loader crushed his upper body and head.
|Laborer died after 2000-pound flexible tote bag falls on him.
|Farmer died when crushed between tractor steering wheel and enclosed feed auger.
|Farmer died when tractor overturns to side while on a hill.
|Farmer died when electrocuted while welding feed bunker wagon.
|Welder dies from fall off rigging.
|Young adult female waitress died from an asthma attack while working in a bar.
|Farmer dies when tractor with front-end loader overturns in ditch and pins him.
|Pyrotechnician dies when struck in head by firework while putting on a display.
|Farmer dies when grain in grain bin engulfs him.
|Farmer dies when pinned by flail mower.
|Farm youth died when he became entangled in an unguarded PTO shaft.
|Farm owner crushed underneath rotary mower while changing blades and untangling wire wrapped on cutting blades.
|DPW worker run over by pickup truck exiting the vehicle to open an overhead garage door.
|Department of Public Works employee electrocuted attempting to read a water meter located behind an apartment boiler.
|School custodian dies from blood clots after fall from ladder.
|Farmer dies when he was pinned between the tractor seat and a tree in a ditch near his soybean field.
|Laborer electrocuted when antenna on top of steel pole building contacts 14400-volt energized line.
|Co-owner of metal forge shop dies when an ejected piece of steel used as a stop block in a full revolution press strikes him in the chest.
|Manager of after-market truck bed liner store dies of asthmatic attack after spraying van with isocyanate-based truck bed Liner.
|Indoor amusement manager killed when struck by a moving roller coaster.
|Farm laborer killed when he became entangled in an unguarded PTO shaft.
|Farmer asphyxiated due to lack of oxygen after entering an oxygen limiting silo 3 days after filling.
|Hispanic laborer dies when dump mechanism of lift truck activates and crushes him between the truck bed bulkhead and bridge beam.
|Journeyman pipefitter killed when struck in head by grooved end cap under pressure.
|Farmer killed when his tractor leaves public road shoulder and overturns into a ditch.
|Farmer died after being struck while seated on the tractor by an unrestrained rectangular haylage bale that fell out of an elevated front-end loader bucket that independently elevated.
|Farm hand run over by tractor while starting the tractor while standing on the ground.
|Electrocution of family member when welding on rotary disc mower on farm.
|Landscape mowing assistant dies from heat stroke.
|Inside wireman electrician electrocuted working on exterior light pole.
|Highway worker killed by passenger vehicle while setting up highway work zone warning signal.
|Millwright dies from fall off ladder.
|Truck driver killed when front-end loader secured by chains on a lowboy trailer broke free and rolled onto cab.
|Rigger killed when equipment being unloaded from a semi-trailer fell from the high-lift fork truck and landed on him.
|Farmer run over by a tractor and/or manure spreader.
|Rig hand entangled in rotating drive shaft while hanging light in rig structure.
|Grader operator run over by rear tire while jumpstarting grader.
|Worker falls from wooden pallet during remodeling work at a fruit processing facility.
|Bridge painter dies when he falls out of an unsecured rough terrain forklift scaffold platform.
|Restaurant maintenance worker wedged between sump pump pipe support bar and sump pump crock rim.
|Two individuals overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas while cleaning a farm facility water well with 28% liquid muriatic acid.
|Maintenance worker struck in head by exploding pressurized tank.
|Farmer crushed between lift arms and frame of skid-steer loader.
|Machinist struck and killed by fragments from ruptured steam turbine housing.
|Logger killed while freeing maple log with chainsaw during skidding operation.
|Corrections officer dies when he falls off ladder while supervising prison work crew.
|Delivery man struck by vehicle while stopped on roadway to change delivery van flat tire.
|Farmer pinned beneath tractor overturned to the rear.
|Truck driver dies in excavation cave-in during diesel tank removal.
|Pastor struck by falling roof ice dam, subsequently died from complications.
|Welder struck by falling steel frame.
|Mold setter's head struck by a cycling single-side gantry robot.
|Operator crushed between a rotating barrel and its hoist support bar.
|Operator pinned between the hydraulic tilt cylinder housing and the frame of a skid-steer loader.