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: Falls-Construction-Commercial
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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11/3/2023 2023KY096 KY Carpenter dies after fall from 6-foot ladder - Kentucky.
6/13/2023 2022KY011 KY Roofing worker dies from fall - Kentucky.
6/7/2023 2022KY046 KY Demolition laborer dies in fall through skylight.
4/18/2023 2023KY00901 KY Project manager dies after falling through skylight.
2/2/2023 2022KY096 KY Roofing contractor dies after falling through skylight.
7/7/2020 2018MI105 MI Construction firm owner dies from fall from 8-foot step ladder or overhead platform.
10/22/2019 2017MI045 MI Plasterer/drywall installer dies from 30-foot fall through skylight.
1/29/2019 2017CA005 CA A solar company owner dies when he falls through a skylight.
1/16/2019 2016MI090 MI Ironworker fell 25 feet while working from/relocating a ladder in a shaft way.
12/4/2017 2016MA032 MA Laborer injured in a fall when a portable platform ladder overturned - Massachusetts.
6/19/2017 2015KY078 KY Commercial roofer falls 30 feet through a skylight while installing roof insulation.
4/7/2017 2016CA005 CA A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor dies when he falls through a skylight.
9/28/2015 2014KY039 KY Temporary electrician helper steps into unguarded elevator shaft and dies.
8/24/2015 2014KY048 KY Production supervisor falls 19.5 feet through a metal roof and dies, Kentucky.
6/26/2015 2013MA026 MA Temporary worker fell from a fixed ladder inside a building being renovated - Massachusetts.
3/9/2015 2014KY030 KY Hispanic roofer's fall protection failed causing him to fall 29.91 feet to his death, Kentucky.
3/3/2015 2013NJ049 NJ Warehouse worker falls from elevated forklift platform - New Jersey.
11/11/2014 2013KY061 KY Laborer falls 55 to 75 feet to the ground while spray painting grain bins.
8/26/2014 2013NJ015 NJ Laborer dies after falling through 40-foot high roof of recycling facility.
4/25/2014 2014KY008 KY Hispanic laborer killed when struck by falling plywood on a commercial construction site.
4/17/2014 2013MI020 MI Roofer falls from roof edge when he stepped on insulation overhang.
2/10/2014 2013KY042 KY A metal fabrication and finishing foreman dies after 25 foot fall at a commercial building site.
10/15/2012 2009NJ099 NJ Hispanic construction worker wearing fall protection dies after falling 40 feet from roof.
10/10/2012 2010IA054 IA Construction laborer fell from ladder.
5/18/2012 2011CA004 CA A roofing supervisor dies when he falls through a skylight.
3/30/2012 2010KY043 KY Steel worker falls from highway bridge and dies (revised).
1/25/2012 2009WA051 WA Carpet installer dies after falling 32 feet at a commercial jobsite.
1/23/2012 2011MA008 MA Municipal lead custodian dies in fall from mobile scaffolding - Massachusetts.
1/5/2012 2011CA001 CA A plumber dies when he falls from the second floor of a building after stepping on unsupported plywood formwork.
7/25/2011 2010MI006 MI Maintenance supervisor killed by fall while changing light bulb.
6/21/2011 2007NJ077 NJ Construction laborer dies after falling through temporary bridge "catch" platform, 75 feet to ground.
9/10/2009 2009CA003 CA An electrical worker dies when he falls through a skylight while installing solar panels on the roof of a warehouse.
6/2/2009 2008MI009 MI Journeyman mason dies after stepping backward off a raised mobile scaffold.
1/27/2009 2008CA006 CA Laborer dies when he falls 35 feet from a scaffold after being electrocuted - California.
9/5/2008 2007KY071 KY A 53-year-old male iron foreman dies after fall from steel decking.
4/30/2008 2007MI136 MI Hotel assistant manager dies due to a fall from a ladder during installation of wood trim.
12/13/2007 2007MI013 MI Construction foreman dies from fall while climbing the tower of a hydromobile scaffold.
5/17/2007 2006MI006 MI Truck driver killed after falling through unprotected skylight.
1/28/2007 2005OK117 OK A construction laborer was struck in the head and killed by a falling steel beam.
7/20/2006 2006OK002 OK A carpenter died after falling 20 feet from a roof.
6/23/2006 2005MI088 MI 69-year-old male construction contractor dies after falling from open folding chair he was standing on.
5/3/2006 2006NE002 NE Hispanic asbestos remover falls to death from ladder.
2/24/2006 2004NY135 NY Maintenance mechanic killed when improperly installed overhead garage door toppled scissors lift.
2/16/2006 2003MA010 MA Two window washers fall 90 feet when their horizontal static line failed.
1/26/2006 2003WI048 WI Hispanic laborer dies after falling through roof of old building.
8/10/2004 2003WI097 WI Amish carpenter dies after falling from scaffold.
11/16/2003 2003OR010 OR Home construction worker falls down elevator shaft.
6/26/2002 2001KY046 KY Brick mason dies from fall through scaffolding.
4/25/2001 2000NE050 NE Steel erector falls from scissors lift.
4/4/2000 1999OK009 OK Construction laborer dies from injuries received in a 33-foot fall through a skylight opening.
4/4/2000 1999OK013 OK Supervisor for a drywall contractor was fatally injured when he fell and became entangled in the frame of a manually propelled 6-foot mobile scaffold.
7/19/1999 1999MN015 MN Sheet metal worker dies after falling 45 feet from air duct.
7/13/1999 1999MA002 MA Fourteen-foot fall kills ironworker at a Massachusetts construction site.
7/7/1999 1998CA017 CA Hod carrier dies and three co-workers injured in fall from rolling tower scaffold in California.
5/12/1999 1998CA016 CA Tile roofer supervisor falls from roof of multi-story building and dies in California.
3/22/1999 1998AK027 AK Pipefitter dies from 40-foot fall.
2/12/1999 1998CA011 CA Laborer falls through skylight opening in warehouse roof to the ground below and dies in California.
1/20/1999 1998IA053 IA Electrician falls to his death from an old wooden transformer platform.
1/6/1999 1998MA030 MA Massachusetts elevator mechanic dies in twenty foot fall from a fixed ladder on the side of a building.
12/30/1998 1998CA010 CA Structural ironworker foreman falls off beams of warehouse roof to the floor below and dies in California.
11/19/1998 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.
10/30/1998 1998CA006 CA Sheet metal worker falls off step ladder and dies in California.
10/29/1998 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.
8/28/1998 1998NE013 NE Ironworker falls into elevator pit.
8/27/1998 1998KY014 KY Electrician dies in 6-foot fall from ladder.
8/19/1998 1997NJ086 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 17 feet while building a roof.
6/8/1998 1998MN013 MN Worker dies after falling 15 feet from an extension ladder.
5/24/1998 1997KY022 KY Migrant worker killed in 22-foot fall inside building.
5/6/1998 1997MA050 MA Carpenter dies in fall through wall opening in factory renovation site.
4/7/1998 1997NJ087 NJ Roofer dies after falling 23 feet through a school skylight in New Jersey.
3/11/1998 1998MN001 MN Construction employee dies after falling from building roof.
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.
1/30/1998 1997NJ045 NJ Maintenance contractor dies after falling from a ladder.
12/8/1997 1997NE035 NE 30 Foot fall from steel girder.
11/6/1997 1997KY071 KY Professional roofer dies in fall.
8/3/1997 1994MD004 MD Carpenter dies following 13-foot fall from a scaffold collapse while setting trusses on a barn construction in Maryland.
7/21/1997 1996CA015 CA Electrician apprentice dies in a fall from a ladder in California.
5/1/1997 1996IA067 IA Sheet metal roofer slips and falls through joint in ceiling - Iowa.
3/21/1997 1996IA065 IA Construction worker falls head first into 16-foot concrete pit - Iowa.
2/20/1997 1996IN123 IN Laborer falls 48 feet to his death while painting inside of empty storage silo.
1/24/1997 1996MN085 MN Construction worker dies after falling 13 feet from a scaffold.
1/10/1997 1996MA029 MA New Jersey carpenter dies in fall from scaffold in Massachusetts.
12/30/1996 1996NJ059 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 18 feet while constructing a roof.
12/27/1996 1996MN074 MN Construction worker dies after falling 17 feet from an elevated platform in a steel warehouse.
12/8/1996 1996MD036 MD Plumber dies of injuries received from a twenty-two-foot fall, off an extension ladder, at a construction site.
9/25/1996 1995CA011 CA Crane operator falls 30 feet from a crane while working from a freeway overpass in California.
9/24/1996 1996NJ024 NJ Construction worker killed after falling through a wall opening in a stairwell.
9/11/1996 1995MA016 MA Iron worker apprentice dies in fall of fifty feet on Massachusetts construction site.
8/26/1996 1996IA003 IA Iron worker falls 19 stories after welding lead melts steel cage cable - Iowa.
7/15/1996 1995MA014 MA Massachusetts iron worker dies in fall from structural steel framework.
6/27/1996 1996NJ003 NJ Laborer dies after falling 30 feet through a fire-vent skylight.
6/18/1996 1995MN066 MN Steel worker falls 28 feet to the ground from warehouse construction site.
6/10/1996 1995CA015 CA Iron worker foreman dies after falling from a catwalk in California.
5/8/1996 1995CA016 CA Journeyman iron worker dies after falling from a freeway bent cap in California.
3/9/1996 1996KY093 KY Welder dies after 30-foot fall from steel structure.
2/1/1996 1995MD050 MD Steel erector falls 55 feet from I-beam.
12/13/1995 1995IN059 IN Laborer dies following a 13-foot fall from roof of city garage.
12/1/1995 1995MO049 MO Construction foreman dies following 45-foot fall from roof of condominium.
11/13/1995 1995IA007 IA Construction worker falls to his death while repairing elevator - Iowa.
11/13/1995 1994MO077 MO Journeyman roofer dies after 14.5 foot fall through roof opening.
9/27/1995 1995NJ031 NJ Demolition laborer dies after falling 23 feet through a skylight.
6/22/1995 1995NJ037 NJ Carpenter dies after falling from a ladder at a construction site.
6/16/1995 1994WI344 WI Construction laborer falls 26 feet from leading edge of roof.
6/7/1995 1994WI340 WI Plaster laborer dies after falling from a scaffold.
5/25/1995 1995NE017 NE Worker falls 33 feet while constructing elevator shaft.
4/27/1995 1994MN064 MN Highway technician dies after falling 55 feet from bridge scaffold.
3/23/1995 1994CA017 CA Tile setter dies after falling approximately 30 feet while at work at a commercial office building in California.
12/23/1994 1994CA003 CA Carpenter dies from injuries sustained after falling approximately 20 feet while doing earthquake repair work in California.
12/7/1994 1994KY051 KY Demolition foreman dies after 35-foot fall through hole in flat roof.
11/9/1994 1994CA005 CA Construction foreman dies after falling approximately 28 feet during roofing retro-fit operation in California.
11/4/1994 1994NE012 NE Construction worker dies after 25 foot fall from I-beams.
11/1/1994 1994MO120 MO Construction worker dies as a result of an 11-foot fall from unguarded residential deck.
10/25/1994 1994WI284 WI Carpenter dies following a fall from ladder scaffolding.
10/18/1994 1993WI254 WI Electrician apprentice dies following a 55-foot fall from a roof.
10/17/1994 1993MA012 MA Massachusetts metal building assembler dies in fall from rooftop.
10/17/1994 1993MA015 MA Massachusetts mason dies in 85 foot fall when tower climbing work platform collapses.
10/17/1994 1993MA016 MA Massachusetts roofing company laborer dies in fall through skylight.
9/26/1994 1993NJ112 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 26 feet from structural steel.
9/26/1994 1994NJ011 NJ Brick mason dies after falling 6 feet while climbing off a scaffold.
9/4/1994 1994MN013 MN Construction worker dies after falling from a wind turbine tower.
9/2/1994 1994MA011 MA Massachusetts construction worker dies in fall through a roof opening while performing iron work.
5/11/1994 1994MA004 MA Massachusetts steel company field superintendent dies in thirty foot fall from ladder.
5/10/1994 1993MO154 MO Journeyman roofer dies from 25-foot-fall through structural decking.
4/27/1994 1994MA001 MA Massachusetts mason dies in fall from construction site scaffolding.
4/7/1994 1993WY021 WY Roofer falls from top of 18' building in Wyoming.
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.
3/21/1994 1993AK045 AK Carpenter dies after 12 foot fall from ladder - Alaska.
2/15/1994 1993MA001 MA Self-employed general contractor dies in fall from ladder in Massachusetts.
1/12/1994 1993MA008 MA Bridge painter dies in fall while working on Massachusetts bridge.
12/7/1993 1993NJ067 NJ Iron worker dies from fall from structural steel.
9/24/1993 1993CA001 CA Construction supervisor falls from an unguarded mezzanine and dies during a restaurant renovation project in California.
8/30/1993 1992MA012 MA Massachusetts bridge painter dies in fall from toppled aerial scissor lift.
5/30/1993 1993MO152 MO Journeyman roofer dies from 12-foot-fall from ladder.
5/28/1993 1992NJ054 NJ Plumber dies after falling 13 feet into a stairwell while repairing a pipe.
4/26/1993 1993IN103 IN Iron worker dies in fall from a roof support to the concrete floor of a framed structural steel building.
3/16/1993 1992MN022 MN Cement finisher dies after falling from the wing-wall of a highway bridge.
2/3/1993 1992NJ035 NJ Bridge painter falls 364 feet after suspension scaffold collapses.
1/8/1993 1992MA016 MA Carpentry/roofing foreman dies in fall through roof opening in Massachusetts.
12/27/1992 1992MO023 MO Journeyman ironworker dies following a twenty-two feet six inch fall from a steel structure in Missouri.
12/6/1992 1992MO002 MO Iron worker dies from injuries received from 20-foot fall from working platform in Missouri.
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.
10/3/1992 1992AK011 AK Ironworker dies following an 18-foot fall from structural steel framework - Alaska.
9/24/1992 1991WI008 WI Construction foreman dies after falling 3 feet from a ladder to a concrete floor.
8/18/1992 1992NJ008 NJ Overhead door mechanic dies after falling 16 feet from a ladder.
8/10/1992 1992WI036 WI Road maintenance worker died 15 months after falling backwards off a dump truck onto pavement.
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.
5/5/1992 1992MA007 MA Demolition laborer dies in fall through roof opening in Massachusetts.
4/16/1992 1992NJ001 NJ Dock builder dies after falling 35 feet from a steel sheet pile.
9/12/1991 1991CO017 CO Crane operator dies after falling 14 feet from icy embankment.
8/26/1991 1991MA004 MA Carpenter dies after falling 11 feet off a ladder jack scaffold in Massachusetts.
5/26/1991 1991MA001 MA Insulator dies after falling 26 feet to the ground in Massachusetts.
2/26/1991 1990NJ016 NJ Worker falls 25 feet to his death from an extension ladder in New Jersey.
2/19/1991 1990NJ019 NJ Bridge worker falls 140 feet to his death in New Jersey.
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.

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