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.

State FACE Reports: New Jersey
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 these reports 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.

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4/25/2016 2015NJ007 NJ Mechanic dies after being crushed under electrical cabinet.
4/25/2016 2014NJ074 NJ Day laborer, first day on the job, struck and killed by backhoe bucket.
2/5/2016 2013NJ074 NJ Tree-care worker electrocuted while trimming branch near power line.
2/5/2016 2014NJ008 NJ Plant manager crushed to death under fallen pile of steel beams - New Jersey.
5/21/2015 2013NJ059 NJ Batch maker dies after toxic exposure to toluene vapor - New Jersey.
3/3/2015 2013NJ049 NJ Warehouse worker falls from elevated forklift platform - New Jersey.
8/26/2014 2012NJ078 NJ Tree-care worker is crushed by cut tree section during storm damage cleanup.
8/26/2014 2013NJ015 NJ Laborer dies after falling through 40-foot high roof of recycling facility.
9/3/2013 2012NJ021 NJ Laborer killed after being struck by a slab of concrete that had been lifted.
8/27/2013 2012NJ024 NJ Mechanic crushed underneath four-ton wood chipping machine.
8/21/2013 2012NJ019 NJ Twenty-seven-year-old tree-care worker killed by falling branch.
8/20/2013 2012NJ010 NJ Hispanic laborer crushed between lift arms and frame of skid-steer loader.
11/1/2012 2011NJ020 NJ 52-year-old public employee dies after being crushed between dumpster and rails of roll-off truck.
10/15/2012 2009NJ099 NJ Hispanic construction worker wearing fall protection dies after falling 40 feet from roof.
6/21/2011 2007NJ077 NJ Construction laborer dies after falling through temporary bridge "catch" platform, 75 feet to ground.
3/10/2010 2008NJ052 NJ 55-year-old communications tower worker killed after falling 60 feet.
3/10/2010 2008NJ079 NJ 69-year-old sanitation worker run over by refuse truck.
11/10/2009 2008NJ012 NJ Entrapment in an intermodal cargo-container spreader kills worker at seaport terminal.
6/26/2009 2008NJ003 NJ A 60-year-old Hispanic maintenance worker killed when a pressure vessel exploded; eight others injured.
4/6/2009 2005NJ099 NJ Crane failure kills worker at scrap metal recycling yard.
3/19/2009 2006NJ076 NJ Hispanic day laborer electrocuted when an aluminum extension ladder contacted an overhead power line.
3/13/2009 2007NJ044 NJ 23-year-old Hispanic road maintenance worker struck by wheel that separated from the trailer axle of a tractor-trailer truck.
12/11/2008 2007NJ038 NJ Cargo handler killed by airplane tail stand tip-over during transport.
3/12/2008 2006NJ078 NJ 43-year-old construction foreman dies after struck by steel pile.
8/14/2007 2006NJ063 NJ Worker pinned between forklift and boom truck in industrial yard.
2/1/2007 2005NJ081 NJ Groundman killed by falling tree section at tree removal operation.
1/29/2007 2005NJ007 NJ Three Hispanic acetylene manufacturing plant workers killed in explosion.
11/13/2006 2005NJ090 NJ School crossing guard struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle.
8/24/2006 2005NJ077 NJ Recycling collector dies after falling under the wheels of his truck.
2/22/2006 2005NJ003 NJ Worker killed in a fall in a bakery fermentation tank.
12/27/2005 2004NJ034 NJ Roofer killed after falling from a ladder lowered from a school roof.
10/4/2005 2003NJ085 NJ Hispanic construction worker killed when struck by excavator bucket.
10/4/2005 2004NJ059 NJ Hispanic factory worker dies of burns after improperly testing a 480-volt electrical bus bar.
9/19/2005 2004NJ074 NJ Maintenance supervisor crushed under a falling gantry crane.
3/3/2005 2004NJ013 NJ 20-year-old man killed when struck by tree falling from tree-cutting machine.
2/15/2005 2003NJ100 NJ DPW employee dies after falling off the trailer hitch of a leaf vacuum.
12/14/2004 2003NJ091 NJ Hispanic construction worker dies after fall from an improvised scaffold.
11/29/2004 2003NJ086 NJ Laborer crushed under overturned road milling machine.
11/3/2004 2003NJ043 NJ Hispanic arborist's helper struck and killed by a falling tree.
9/23/2004 2003NJ093 NJ Motocross track owner killed when tractor overturned.
8/30/2004 2003NJ042 NJ Hispanic tree trimmer killed after being pulled into a wood chipper.
8/30/2004 2003NJ054 NJ Municipal road worker struck by a truck at a worksite.
8/30/2004 2003NJ070 NJ Highway worker struck and killed by an auto while filling potholes.
4/6/2004 2003NJ010 NJ Construction worker struck and killed by a pile falling from a crane.
4/6/2004 2003NJ020 NJ Forklift operator killed when his forklift is overturned by a backing truck.
2/20/2004 2003NJ021 NJ Hispanic quarry supervisor struck by machine part during maintenance.
8/7/2003 2002NJ030 NJ Crane rigger/spotter run over by mobile gantry crane.
8/6/2003 2002NJ081 NJ Forklift operator dies after backing his forklift off a loading dock.
3/18/2003 2002NJ003 NJ Industrial metals recovery worker killed in explosion.
2/5/2003 2001NJ129 NJ Field engineer struck by vehicle while painting highway markings.
1/10/2003 2002NJ021 NJ 17-year-old pizza delivery driver killed in a motor vehicle accident.
12/3/2002 2002NJ025 NJ Landscaper crushed between backhoe and truck.
10/1/2002 2001NJ117 NJ Landscaper electrocuted and two workers seriously injured when a felled tree landed on an overhead power line.
7/3/2002 2001NJ098 NJ Jackhammer operator run over by a truck in a highway work zone.
6/13/2002 2001NJ108 NJ Worker killed in compressed air explosion at a tire retread plant.
4/25/2002 2001NJ118 NJ 15-year-old youth crushed while cleaning a dough mixing machine.
3/12/2002 2001NJ092 NJ Machine operator killed in masonry block palletizing machine.
3/7/2002 2001NJ020 NJ Truck driver killed in highway work zone collision.
3/6/2002 2000NJ111 NJ Laborer killed when a truck struck a backhoe and pinned the victim between the backhoe and a dumpster.
2/26/2002 2001NJ055 NJ Tree climber crushed by falling tree section.
9/27/2001 2001NJ019 NJ Machine operator killed while trying to repair a conveyor belt.
9/26/2001 2001NJ027 NJ Warehouseman crushed between two rolls of coiled steel.
9/20/2001 2000NJ040 NJ Machine assembler crushed between machine sections during assembly.
7/19/2001 2000NJ073 NJ Electrician killed when scissor lift tips over in New Jersey.
5/31/2001 1999NJ091 NJ Tow truck helper run over while unloading a car from a flatbed truck in New Jersey.
5/23/2001 2000NJ087 NJ Groundsman killed by falling tree section during tree trimming work in New Jersey.
8/18/2000 1999NJ108 NJ Municipal utility worker falls while clearing a clog in a conveyor chute.
7/28/2000 1999NJ031 NJ Laborer dies after falling down stairs at a plastic bag manufacturing plant.
7/13/2000 1999NJ090 NJ Laborer crushed between the cross member of the boom lift-arms and frame of a skid-steer loader.
5/31/2000 1999NJ062 NJ Machine operator crushed in a paper-pulp storage tank.
2/24/2000 1999NJ024 NJ Recycling plant laborer engulfed by a load of plastics on a conveyor in New Jersey.
1/24/2000 1999NJ041 NJ Iron worker dies in 42 foot fall after stepping through roof insulation.
8/31/1999 1998NJ082 NJ Heavy equipment operator killed when pinned under a backhoe tire.
6/18/1999 1998NJ053 NJ Warehouse worker dies after falling from an order-picker forklift truck.
4/29/1999 1998NJ073 NJ Iron worker killed when struck by a steel platform falling from two forklift trucks.
4/28/1999 1998NJ071 NJ Marine terminal laborer run over by a trailer being loaded onto a barge.
4/23/1999 1998NJ094 NJ Equipment operator killed after backing a forklift into an excavation.
2/26/1999 1998NJ047 NJ Worker suffocated when engulfed in a sand hopper.
2/26/1999 1998NJ055 NJ Carpenter dies after falling into a stairwell while installing a staircase.
2/24/1999 1998NJ064 NJ Building maintenance worker dies after falling down a material lift shaft.
2/2/1999 1998NJ038 NJ Laborer killed when forklift truck he was operating overturned.
10/5/1998 1998NJ012 NJ Machine operator crushed while servicing a die cutting machine.
9/23/1998 1998NJ018 NJ Equipment operator killed when tree trunk crashes through window of excavator.
8/25/1998 1997NJ093 NJ Maintenance mechanic struck and killed by a falling conveyor platform.
8/21/1998 1998NJ025 NJ Sign company owner and helper electrocuted when a sign post contacts an overhead power line.
8/20/1998 1998NJ020 NJ Construction worker dies after falling 21 feet from a load of lumber on a forklift truck.
8/19/1998 1997NJ086 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 17 feet while building a roof.
8/3/1998 1997NJ114 NJ Worker asphyxiated when caught in rotating shaft of cable reel trailer.
7/9/1998 1997NJ115 NJ Municipal road worker run over by a leaf vacuuming truck.
6/22/1998 1997NJ112 NJ Roofer dies after falling 41 feet through an airport hangar roof.
5/15/1998 1997NJ059 NJ Air-conditioning service technician dies after falling from a fixed ladder while climbing to a roof hatch in New Jersey.
4/7/1998 1997NJ087 NJ Roofer dies after falling 23 feet through a school skylight in New Jersey.
3/20/1998 1997NJ051 NJ School HVAC mechanic electrocuted after contacting an energized 480 volt heating coil.
2/27/1998 1997NJ069 NJ Worker killed by 90 foot fall from roof canopy.
2/25/1998 1997NJ062 NJ Painter dies after falling from a stepladder while painting an outdoor stairway.
2/25/1998 1997NJ067 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 26 feet from a steel beam.
2/23/1998 1997NJ047 NJ Forklift operator crushed to death between forklift truck cage and metal beam.
2/23/1998 1997NJ078 NJ Recycling plant worker killed when caught in a closing overhead bay door.
1/30/1998 1997NJ045 NJ Maintenance contractor dies after falling from a ladder.
10/3/1997 1997NJ022 NJ Marina worker drowns after falling into water.
4/30/1997 1996NJ077 NJ Dairy farmer killed in cattle feeding machine incident.
3/27/1997 1996NJ074 NJ Tree trimmer killed when a branch to which he was tied broke and his lifeline failed.
3/25/1997 1996NJ060 NJ Fire chief dies 10 days after exposure to toxic gases and smoke.
3/24/1997 1996NJ056 NJ Warehouse supervisor dies after falling 9 feet from the forks of a forklift truck.
3/21/1997 1996NJ080 NJ Stone worker crushed to death under toppled granite slabs.
3/18/1997 1996NJ062 NJ Warehouse checker crushed under a 4,000 pound crate falling from a forklift truck.
2/26/1997 1996NJ058 NJ Masonry laborer killed when run over by a rough terrain forklift truck.
2/21/1997 1996NJ026 NJ Recycling center laborer crushed in a vertical upstroke baling machine.
12/30/1996 1996NJ059 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 18 feet while constructing a roof.
12/3/1996 1996NJ044 NJ Municipal maintenance worker killed when struck with the steel coupling of an out-of-control high pressure water hose.
11/25/1996 1996NJ042 NJ Electrical testing laboratory technician killed after contacting 26,000 volts and falling from a ladder.
11/22/1996 1996NJ037 NJ Machinist crushed to death while cleaning a grinding machine.
10/31/1996 1996NJ029 NJ Warehouse worker dies after falling 9 feet from a forklift truck platform.
9/24/1996 1996NJ024 NJ Construction worker killed after falling through a wall opening in a stairwell.
8/7/1996 1996NJ010 NJ Tree trimmer electrocuted after contacting an overhead power line.
6/27/1996 1996NJ003 NJ Laborer dies after falling 30 feet through a fire-vent skylight.
5/3/1996 1995NJ108 NJ Machine operator crushed in a recycling center baling machine.
3/18/1996 1995NJ080 NJ Electrical helper electrocuted after contacting 460 volts while servicing an overhead light fixture.
12/26/1995 1995NJ089 NJ Laborer dies after falling 25 feet through a skylight.
11/20/1995 1995NJ061 NJ Municipal utility worker electrocuted when a backhoe strikes an underground electrical transmission line.
11/20/1995 1995NJ070 NJ High school maintenance worker electrocuted after contacting a 277 volt electrical cable.
11/17/1995 1995NJ017 NJ Electrician killed when caught between a personnel lift and an overhead bay door.
9/27/1995 1995NJ031 NJ Demolition laborer dies after falling 23 feet through a skylight.
8/25/1995 1995NJ030 NJ Construction laborer killed after being entangled on a rotating directional drilling machine pipe.
7/17/1995 1994NJ150 NJ Laundry worker killed when struck by ejected ring of a commercial laundry extractor.
7/17/1995 1995NJ016 NJ Tree trimmer dies after falling with a fractured tree.
6/22/1995 1994NJ152 NJ Foreman killed after a forklift falls from a loading dock.
6/22/1995 1995NJ018 NJ Maintenance mechanic killed after being caught in a conveyor belt.
6/22/1995 1995NJ037 NJ Carpenter dies after falling from a ladder at a construction site.
6/8/1995 1994NJ114 NJ Groundman electrocuted during installation of pole mounted transformer.
5/15/1995 1994NJ124 NJ Handy man dies after falling 25 feet from a house roof.
4/17/1995 1994NJ141 NJ Farm mechanic run over while servicing a tractor.
2/16/1995 1994NJ073 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 55 Feet through a bridge deck under construction.
2/1/1995 1994NJ090 NJ Lifeguard electrocuted after contacting an energized pump motor housing.
1/31/1995 1994NJ086 NJ Construction foreman killed and two workers injured when exposed to toxic gasses in a sewage pumping station dry well.
1/17/1995 1995NJ092 NJ Cable TV installer killed after falling 21 feet from a ladder.
12/23/1994 1993NJ093 NJ Tree trimmer dies after falling 60 feet from a tree.
11/30/1994 1994NJ066 NJ Tree trimmer electrocuted while trimming a tree.
10/3/1994 1994NJ072 NJ Apprentice lineman dies after making contact with a high voltage transmission line through a wooden utility pole.
9/26/1994 1993NJ112 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 26 feet from structural steel.
9/26/1994 1993NJ126 NJ Sheet metal worker electrocuted after contacting 277 volts while replacing an overhead light fixture.
9/26/1994 1994NJ009 NJ Foreman crushed to death after being caught in a screw conveyor.
9/26/1994 1994NJ011 NJ Brick mason dies after falling 6 feet while climbing off a scaffold.
9/26/1994 1994NJ055 NJ Warehouse worker dies after falling 12 feet from a pallet raised on a forklift truck.
6/30/1994 1993NJ115 NJ Company owner dies after falling 15 feet down an freight elevator shaft.
6/22/1994 1993NJ063 NJ Construction laborer electrocuted at school renovation site.
6/22/1994 1994NJ003 NJ Laborer dies after falling 8 feet while spreading a tarp on a trailer.
5/23/1994 1993NJ058 NJ Tugboat deckhand drowns after falling off barge into river.
4/19/1994 1993NJ090 NJ Road construction laborer dies after falling underneath the wheel of a front end loader.
4/9/1994 1993NJ089 NJ Drill operator electrocuted after contacting a 7,200 volt overhead power line while raising a drill rig boom.
4/4/1994 1993NJ085 NJ Construction foreman dies after falling 32 feet through a floor opening.
4/4/1994 1993NJ087 NJ Construction worker dies after falling 20 feet through an equipment hatch into a sewage pumping station wet well.
4/4/1994 1993NJ094 NJ Roofing estimator dies after falling 14 feet from the roof of a shopping center strip mall.
3/29/1994 1993NJ106 NJ School maintenance worker dies after falling 20 feet from a ladder while servicing an outdoor athletic field light.
2/9/1994 1994NJ092 NJ Iron worker drowns after falling off barge into river.
2/9/1994 1994NJ132 NJ Engineer dies after falling from stairs while entering plant.
12/17/1993 1993NJ024 NJ Factory worker dies after fall from collapsing scaffold.
12/7/1993 1993NJ067 NJ Iron worker dies from fall from structural steel.
12/2/1993 1993NJ060 NJ Truck driver dies after falling 12 feet while securing a load of roof trusses.
12/1/1993 1993NJ069 NJ Roofer dies after falling 30 feet from a ladder when an aluminum pole contacts an overhead power line.
11/15/1993 1993NJ019 NJ Chief lineman electrocuted after contacting 4,200 volts while repairing a downed power line.
9/1/1993 1993NJ034 NJ Sewage treatment plant worker dies after falling 12 feet through a floor opening.
8/19/1993 1993NJ036 NJ Laborer dies from fall from second floor window.
7/20/1993 1993NJ005 NJ Worker dies from multiple injuries after fall into baling machine.
6/24/1993 1993NJ026 NJ One firefighter electrocuted and one seriously injured when an aluminum extension ladder contacts a 7,600 volt overhead power line.
5/28/1993 1992NJ054 NJ Plumber dies after falling 13 feet into a stairwell while repairing a pipe.
5/28/1993 1992NJ084 NJ Cranberry farm worker dies of injuries sustained from a fall through a sluice gate cover.
5/27/1993 1993NJ007 NJ Dockman drowns after falling off pier into water.
2/27/1993 1992NJ020 NJ Police officer drowns after being overcome by hydrogen sulfide while attempting rescue of construction worker.
2/21/1993 1992NJ019 NJ Worker electrocuted while servicing an energized air conditioning unit.
2/10/1993 1992NJ026 NJ Lineman electrocuted after falling against exposed conductors in a ground level transformer box.
2/3/1993 1992NJ035 NJ Bridge painter falls 364 feet after suspension scaffold collapses.
12/10/1992 1992NJ029 NJ Construction worker electrocuted when crane cable contacts an overhead power line.
12/2/1992 1992NJ046 NJ Welder dies following a 100 foot fall from a water tower.
11/23/1992 1992NJ038 NJ Maintenance worker dies after falling 3 feet into a construction excavation.
10/2/1992 1992NJ007 NJ Electrician electrocuted after contacting 277 volts while installing an overhead light fixture.
10/2/1992 1992NJ011 NJ Utility company work leader electrocuted while replacing a lightning arrester on a utility pole.
9/13/1992 1992NJ005 NJ Machine operator crushed to death after falling into a plastic pellet blender.
8/18/1992 1992NJ008 NJ Overhead door mechanic dies after falling 16 feet from a ladder.
7/9/1992 1992NJ006 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 20 feet from structural steel.
5/11/1992 1991NJ011 NJ Industrial painter dies after a 24 foot fall from an elevated pipeline.
4/16/1992 1992NJ001 NJ Dock builder dies after falling 35 feet from a steel sheet pile.
3/12/1992 1991NJ016 NJ Lineman electrocuted after contacting 7,200 volts while re-routing power lines on a utility pole.
3/10/1992 1991NJ020 NJ Tree trimmer dies after contacting energized powerlines.
3/2/1992 1991NJ013 NJ Painter is electrocuted while power-washing a bridge.
1/24/1992 1991NJ018 NJ Carpenter dies after falling 19 feet through a floor opening.
1/7/1992 1991NJ021 NJ Maintenance inspector dies after falling 36 feet down an elevator shaft.
1/7/1992 1991NJ017 NJ Carpenter dies after falling 22 feet from a ladder when aluminum siding section contacts an overhead power line.
12/20/1991 1991NJ015 NJ Maintenance engineer dies after falling 25 feet from a collapsing scaffold.
10/25/1991 1991NJ008 NJ Roofer dies after 25 foot fall from a house roof.
10/25/1991 1991NJ010 NJ Maintenance worker electrocuted after contacting 120 volts while testing an electric motor.
10/25/1991 1991NJ012 NJ Drill operator and mechanic electrocuted after contacting a 7,200 volt overhead power line with a drill rig boom.
10/25/1991 1991NJ009 NJ Electrician's helper electrocuted after contacting 480 volt bus wires for an overhead crane.
10/11/1991 1990NJ014 NJ Laborer electrocuted while working at bottom of dry well at sewer pumping station.
7/23/1991 1991NJ003 NJ Power substation worker falls 12 feet to his death after contacting a 26,000 volt power line.
7/23/1991 1991NJ006 NJ Factory worker electrocuted after contacting 480 volts while attempting to reset a relay in an electrical cabinet.
7/15/1991 1990NJ018 NJ Tree trimmer falls 35 feet to his death in New Jersey.
6/28/1991 1991NJ004 NJ Electronics technician is electrocuted while servicing a microwave oven.
4/11/1991 1990NJ010 NJ Warehouseman falls 70 feet to his death through an open elevator shaft in New Jersey.
2/26/1991 1990NJ016 NJ Worker falls 25 feet to his death from an extension ladder in New Jersey.
2/24/1991 1990NJ013 NJ Insulation installer dies when his aluminum ladder makes contact with overhead power line.
2/19/1991 1990NJ019 NJ Bridge worker falls 140 feet to his death in New Jersey.
12/11/1990 1990NJ015 NJ Apprentice lineman dies after making contact with the secondary power lines on a utility pole.
12/6/1990 1990NJ008 NJ Photographer falls 30 feet to his death through a skylight floor opening.
12/5/1990 1990NJ017 NJ Roofer dies after fall from church roof.
11/16/1990 1990NJ009 NJ Roofing mechanic falls 50 feet to his death in New Jersey.
11/13/1990 1990NJ007 NJ Apprentice boilermaker falls 122 feet to his death in New Jersey.
11/3/1990 1990NJ005 NJ Pipe fitter falls 42 feet to his death in New Jersey.
11/2/1990 1990NJ004 NJ Construction worker falls to his death from a collapsed scaffold tower in New Jersey.
11/2/1990 1990NJ006 NJ Electrician dies working on energized electrical circuit in New Jersey.
10/2/1990 1990NJ002 NJ Truck tarper slips off wet tarp and falls to his death.

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