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-Roofs
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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6/19/2017 2015KY078 KY Commercial roofer falls 30 feet through a skylight while installing roof insulation.
4/11/2017 2016MA001 MA Laborer fatally injured after falling from a home under construction - Massachusetts.
4/7/2017 2016CA005 CA A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor dies when he falls through a skylight.
3/9/2015 2014KY030 KY Hispanic roofer's fall protection failed causing him to fall 29.91 feet to his death, Kentucky.
12/1/2014 2013KY059 KY Roofer dies after gust of wind knocks him and co-worker off roof.
2/10/2014 2013KY042 KY A metal fabrication and finishing foreman dies after 25 foot fall at a commercial building site.
11/14/2012 2010MI144 MI Hispanic roofer dies after falling through an improperly secured roof hatch cover.
10/15/2012 2009NJ099 NJ Hispanic construction worker wearing fall protection dies after falling 40 feet from roof.
5/18/2012 2011CA005 CA A house painter dies when he falls through a roof opening.
5/18/2012 2011CA004 CA A roofing supervisor dies when he falls through a skylight.
3/23/2012 2010MA036 MA Carpenter fell from the roof of a single family home under construction.
9/1/2010 2010CA003 CA A solar panel installer dies when he falls off a roof.
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.
6/25/2009 2008MI015 MI Construction worker dies from 69-foot fall through roof opening.
4/9/2009 2008CA010 CA Roof man dies when he falls from the roof of a two-story house while applying a tent for fumigation.
9/5/2008 2007KY071 KY A 53-year-old male iron foreman dies after fall from steel decking.
8/26/2008 2007MI172 MI Roofer dies from fall off residential roof.
10/11/2007 2005MA038 MA Window washer is pulled off a roof and falls 53 feet when the rolling roof outrigger to which his lifeline was attached rolls off the roof - Massachusetts.
5/17/2007 2006MI006 MI Truck driver killed after falling through unprotected skylight.
5/17/2007 2006MI117 MI Male siding installer dies after falling from a roof while installing a J channel on a dormer.
7/20/2006 2006OK002 OK A carpenter died after falling 20 feet from a roof.
1/26/2006 2003WI048 WI Hispanic laborer dies after falling through roof of old building.
5/27/2004 2003KY097 KY Roofing laborer dies after 60-foot fall.
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.
10/21/2003 2003KY017 KY Hispanic laborer dies from fall off roof.
8/6/2003 2003OR001 OR Roofer's family member helping at work site dies after falling through skylight.
4/4/2000 1999OK009 OK Construction laborer dies from injuries received in a 33-foot fall through a skylight opening.
9/24/1999 1999WI002 WI Laborer dies from fall through skylight while shoveling snow on roof.
7/30/1999 1999OH022 OH Worker dies after falling thru roof panel.
2/12/1999 1998CA011 CA Laborer falls through skylight opening in warehouse roof to the ground below and dies in California.
12/30/1998 1998CA010 CA Structural ironworker foreman falls off beams of warehouse roof to the floor below 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.
10/22/1998 1998CA005 CA Laborer/helper falls through opening in warehouse roof to the floor below and dies in California.
8/19/1998 1997NJ086 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 17 feet while building a roof.
4/7/1998 1997NJ087 NJ Roofer dies after falling 23 feet through a school skylight in New Jersey.
3/27/1998 1997MA044 MA Project engineer dies in fall from roof in Massachusetts.
3/11/1998 1998MN001 MN Construction employee dies after falling from building roof.
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.
11/6/1997 1997KY071 KY Professional roofer dies in fall.
5/1/1997 1996IA067 IA Sheet metal roofer slips and falls through joint in ceiling - Iowa.
1/30/1997 1996MN082 MN Marina employee dies after falling from marina storage building roof.
12/30/1996 1996NJ059 NJ Iron worker dies after falling 18 feet while constructing a roof.
1/28/1996 1995MO074 MO Roofer dies following 22-foot fall from residence.
12/13/1995 1995IN059 IN Laborer dies following a 13-foot fall from roof of city garage.
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.
12/1/1995 1995MO049 MO Construction foreman dies following 45-foot fall from roof of condominium.
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.
6/16/1995 1994WI344 WI Construction laborer falls 26 feet from leading edge of roof.
5/15/1995 1994NJ124 NJ Handy man dies after falling 25 feet from a house roof.
4/7/1995 1995IN147 IN Mechanical designer dies from injuries sustained after falling 22 feet through roof opening.
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.
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.
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 1993MA016 MA Massachusetts roofing company laborer dies in fall through skylight.
9/2/1994 1994MA011 MA Massachusetts construction worker dies in fall through a roof opening while performing iron work.
8/14/1994 1994MD015 MD Gutter product installer dies as a result of falling 22.5 feet from a roof in Maryland.
5/10/1994 1993MO154 MO Journeyman roofer dies from 25-foot-fall through structural decking.
4/26/1994 1994MA002 MA Massachusetts maintenance supervisor dies in twenty foot fall through rooftop skylight opening.
4/18/1994 1993WI239 WI Laborer dies following a 13-foot fall from a porch-roof.
4/7/1994 1993WY021 WY Roofer falls from top of 18' building in Wyoming.
4/4/1994 1993NJ094 NJ Roofing estimator dies after falling 14 feet from the roof of a shopping center strip mall.
9/24/1993 1993WY005 WY Roofer falls from top of new home in Wyoming.
5/30/1993 1993MO152 MO Journeyman roofer dies from 12-foot-fall from ladder.
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 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.
1/8/1993 1992MA016 MA Carpentry/roofing foreman dies in fall through roof opening in Massachusetts.
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.
5/5/1992 1992MA007 MA Demolition laborer dies in fall through roof opening in Massachusetts.
5/4/1992 1992MA006 MA Self-employed general contractor dies in fall from rooftop in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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.
10/13/1990 1990MA001 MA A roofer falls to his death.
8/18/1990 1990CO006 CO Owner of commercial sign painting firm died because of injuries that occurred when he fell 9 feet at a job site.

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