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-Ladders
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.
Pub. Date Report No. State
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7/7/2020 2018MI105 MI Construction firm owner dies from fall from 8-foot step ladder or overhead platform.
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.
2/24/2017 2015MA037 MA Carpenter fatally injured after falling from an extension ladder - Massachusetts.
10/10/2012 2010IA054 IA Construction laborer fell from ladder.
5/1/2012 2010MI137 MI Carpenter died from extension ladder fall.
6/4/2010 2008MA042 MA Laborer dies after falling from an aluminum extension ladder at a residential construction site - Massachusetts.
4/30/2008 2007MI136 MI Hotel assistant manager dies due to a fall from a ladder during installation of wood trim.
10/22/2007 2007MI007 MI Carpenter dies after fall from a ladder that slipped from its base while positioned on frozen sand.
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.
5/3/2006 2006NE002 NE Hispanic asbestos remover falls to death from ladder.
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.
3/16/2000 1998WA086 WA Construction contractor killed by fall from a ladder - Washington State.
1/6/1999 1998MA030 MA Massachusetts elevator mechanic dies in twenty foot fall from a fixed ladder on the side of a building.
10/30/1998 1998CA006 CA Sheet metal worker falls off step ladder and dies in California.
10/16/1998 1998MD016 MD Painter falls 24-feet from a ladder placed on mobile tubular steel scaffold.
8/28/1998 1998NE013 NE Ironworker falls into elevator pit.
8/27/1998 1998KY014 KY Electrician dies in 6-foot fall from ladder.
6/8/1998 1998MN013 MN Worker dies after falling 15 feet from an extension ladder.
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.
2/25/1998 1997NJ062 NJ Painter dies after falling from a stepladder while painting an outdoor stairway.
1/28/1998 1997MN049 MN Farm worker dies after falling from 12 foot high step ladder.
7/21/1997 1996CA015 CA Electrician apprentice dies in a fall from a ladder in California.
12/8/1996 1996MD036 MD Plumber dies of injuries received from a twenty-two-foot fall, off an extension ladder, at a construction site.
11/25/1996 1996NJ042 NJ Electrical testing laboratory technician killed after contacting 26,000 volts and falling from a ladder.
2/27/1996 1995MN051 MN Farmer dies after falling 45 feet from silo.
6/22/1995 1995NJ037 NJ Carpenter dies after falling from a ladder at a construction site.
8/7/1994 1993WI240 WI Farm worker dies after fall from silo chute ladder.
6/14/1994 1994MA005 MA Building contractor dies in fall from second story porch on residential construction site.
5/23/1994 1993NJ058 NJ Tugboat deckhand drowns after falling off barge into river.
5/11/1994 1994MA004 MA Massachusetts steel company field superintendent dies in thirty foot fall from ladder.
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.
12/1/1993 1993NJ069 NJ Roofer dies after falling 30 feet from a ladder when an aluminum pole contacts an overhead power line.
11/14/1993 1993WY002 WY Electrician falls from ladder in Wyoming.
1/10/1993 1992WI061 WI Apartment manager dies after falling 30 feet from ladder.
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.
10/5/1991 1991MA006 MA Sign erector dies in falling 90 feet from a ladder hung over a billboard 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.

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