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-Residential
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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11/13/2019 2019KY034 KY Gutter installer dies after falling from roof.
8/5/2019 2017MI075 MI Sole proprietor falls eight feet from flat roof while installing siding.
8/5/2019 2017MI128 MI Construction foreman/carpenter dies from complications from fall from roof.
1/16/2019 2018KY054 KY Teen roofer electrocuted when ladder contacts high voltage power line.
5/21/2018 2017KY007 KY Dry wall supervisor falls from unsecured plank - Kentucky.
12/1/2017 2015OR012 OR Construction worker died after falling 20-25 feet from a pump-jack scaffold.
4/11/2017 2016MA001 MA Laborer fatally injured after falling from a home under construction - Massachusetts.
2/24/2017 2015MA037 MA Carpenter fatally injured after falling from an extension ladder - Massachusetts.
12/1/2014 2013KY059 KY Roofer dies after gust of wind knocks him and co-worker off roof.
7/1/2014 2013OR027 OR Collapsed roof trusses kill carpenter foreman.
11/14/2012 2010MI144 MI Hispanic roofer dies after falling through an improperly secured roof hatch cover.
5/18/2012 2011CA005 CA A house painter dies when he falls through a roof opening.
5/7/2012 2007NY107 NY Master stonemason dies in a 30-foot fall from a handmade work platform attached to a powered industrial truck.
5/1/2012 2010MI137 MI Carpenter died from extension ladder fall.
3/23/2012 2010MA036 MA Carpenter fell from the roof of a single family home under construction - Massachusetts.
1/5/2012 2011CA002 CA A day laborer dies when he falls off a scaffold.
6/4/2010 2008MA042 MA Laborer dies after falling from an aluminum extension ladder at a residential construction site - Massachusetts.
6/25/2009 2008MI015 MI Construction worker dies from 69-foot fall through roof opening.
10/31/2008 2008KY007 KY Roofing foreman dies from telescopic boom lift fall.
8/26/2008 2007MI172 MI Roofer dies from fall off residential roof.
1/22/2008 2007KY008 KY Hispanic carpenter dies after falling from homemade platform.
10/22/2007 2007MI007 MI Carpenter dies after fall from a ladder that slipped from its base while positioned on frozen sand.
6/26/2007 2006OR003 OR Novice drywall installer dies in 7-foot fall from scaffold.
6/25/2007 2002WA019 WA Temporary construction worker dies after falling from a scaffold plank in Washington State.
5/17/2007 2006MI117 MI Male siding installer dies after falling from a roof while installing a J channel on a dormer.
4/30/2007 2005MI163 MI Construction laborer dies after falling from ladder.
11/27/2006 2005MI051 MI Carpenter dies after he jumped/lost balance from an unsecured ladder that fell due to a wind gust.
12/14/2004 2003NJ091 NJ Hispanic construction worker dies after fall from an improvised scaffold.
10/8/2004 2002MA042 MA A Portuguese speaking laborer working for a Korean speaking employer is fatally injured after falling from an extension ladder - Massachusetts.
3/26/2004 2002MA030 MA A Spanish speaking roofer dies after falling from a roof of a residential structure - Massachusetts.
2/1/2004 2003WI042 WI Hispanic painter dies after falling from a new house roof.
3/16/2000 1998WA086 WA Construction contractor killed by fall from a ladder - Washington State.
10/26/1999 1999MA022 MA Self-employed residential contractor dies in ten foot fall through floor opening on Massachusetts construction site.
2/26/1999 1998NJ055 NJ Carpenter dies after falling into a stairwell while installing a staircase.
12/29/1998 1998MO035 MO Siding installer dies after six foot fall from ladder-jack scaffolding.
12/17/1998 1998NE032 NE Falling portable scaffold kills carpenter.
10/22/1998 1998CA005 CA Laborer/helper falls through opening in warehouse roof to the floor below and dies in California.
10/16/1998 1998MD016 MD Painter falls 24-feet from a ladder placed on mobile tubular steel scaffold.
8/20/1998 1998NJ020 NJ Construction worker dies after falling 21 feet from a load of lumber on a forklift truck.
3/27/1998 1997MA044 MA Project engineer dies in fall from roof in Massachusetts.
2/27/1998 1997NJ069 NJ Worker killed by 90 foot fall from roof canopy.
2/1/1998 1997WV055 WV Roofer dies in West Virginia following a fall from a roof.
1/16/1998 1997KY111 KY Construction worker dies in 7-foot fall.
12/1/1997 1997MD045 MD A laborer dies following a forty-six-foot fall from a scaffold.
4/25/1997 1997MN008 MN Construction worker dies after falling 9 feet from the ground into the basement of a townhouse that was being constructed.
12/20/1996 1996MA027 MA Self-employed Massachusetts siding installer dies after 11 foot fall from scaffold.
1/28/1996 1995MO074 MO Roofer dies following 22-foot fall from residence.
1/16/1996 1996MA023 MA Self-employed painter in Massachusetts dies in fall of twelve feet from "widow's walk" at a single-family home.
12/12/1995 1995IN075 IN Roofer dies following a 15-foot fall from residential roof.
12/5/1995 1995MN027 MN Teacher/handy-man dies after falling from second-story roof of house.
10/19/1995 1995MN011 MN Carpenter dies from injuries sustained after falling 14 feet when scaffold collapsed.
5/15/1995 1994NJ124 NJ Handy man dies after falling 25 feet from a house roof.
3/2/1995 1995NE010 NE Roofer falls 20 feet to his death.
2/24/1995 1994MD041 MD Carpenter dies following 30-foot fall through deteriorated roof while estimating job.
2/16/1995 1994NJ073 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 55 Feet through a bridge deck under construction.
1/2/1995 1994CO031 CO A 35-year-old owner of a construction company died as a result of a fall from an unguarded floor opening.
12/15/1994 1994CA013 CA While installing metal frames on a residential building, a handyman falls 20 feet from a scaffold and dies in California.
11/19/1994 1994MD024 MD 45-year-old drywall installer dies after falling 5'4" from a mobile scaffold - Maryland.
8/14/1994 1994MD015 MD Gutter product installer dies as a result of falling 22.5 feet from a roof in Maryland.
6/14/1994 1994MA005 MA Building contractor dies in fall from second story porch on residential construction site.
5/3/1994 1993WI222 WI Mason dies following three-story fall from improvised scaffolding.
4/19/1994 1993NJ090 NJ Road construction laborer dies after falling underneath the wheel of a front end loader.
4/18/1994 1993WI239 WI Laborer dies following a 13-foot fall from a porch-roof.
4/1/1994 1993MA013 MA Massachusetts carpenter dies in fall through floor opening at a home construction site.
12/1/1993 1993NJ069 NJ Roofer dies after falling 30 feet from a ladder when an aluminum pole contacts an overhead power line.
9/24/1993 1993WY005 WY Roofer falls from top of new home in Wyoming.
8/19/1993 1993NJ036 NJ Laborer dies from fall from second floor window.
3/16/1993 1992MN021 MN Male roofer dies after falling from a house roof.
3/6/1993 1992CA012 CA Apprentice roofer falls nine feet from roof and dies in California.
2/17/1993 1992MO034 MO Roofing installer dies after 16-foot fall from a suspended runway in Missouri.
12/1/1992 1992CO065 CO Construction company owner dies when he falls from roof of home under construction in Colorado.
9/15/1992 1992MN010 MN Carpenter dies from falling off a porch roof of a private home.
8/12/1992 1991AK053 AK Roofer dies in 16-foot fall from residential roof - Alaska.
5/4/1992 1992MA005 MA Carpentry foreman dies in fall from scaffolding in Massachusetts.
5/4/1992 1992MA006 MA Self-employed general contractor dies in fall from rooftop in Massachusetts.
1/24/1992 1991NJ018 NJ Carpenter dies after falling 19 feet through a floor opening.
10/25/1991 1991NJ008 NJ Roofer dies after 25 foot fall from a house roof.
9/15/1991 1991MA005 MA Roofer dies after backing off a roof and falling 33 feet to the ground in Massachusetts.
7/11/1991 1991CO002 CO Mason dies after falling 18 feet from scaffolding.
1/26/1991 1990MA003 MA Roofer dies after falling from a flat roof.
12/14/1990 1990CO032 CO Spray painter dies after falling 30 feet to the ground from roof.
10/13/1990 1990MA001 MA A roofer falls to his death.

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