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-Scaffolds
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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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.
1/5/2012 2011CA002 CA A day laborer dies when he falls off a scaffold.
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.
12/13/2007 2007MI013 MI Construction foreman dies from fall while climbing the tower of a hydromobile scaffold.
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.
12/14/2004 2003NJ091 NJ Hispanic construction worker dies after fall from an improvised scaffold.
8/10/2004 2003WI097 WI Amish carpenter dies after falling from scaffold.
3/11/2003 2002KY041 KY Two laborers die from a scaffolding fall inside a water tank.
6/26/2002 2001KY046 KY Brick mason dies from fall through scaffolding.
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.
7/7/1999 1998CA017 CA Hod carrier dies and three co-workers injured in fall from rolling tower scaffold in California.
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.
12/1/1997 1997MD045 MD A laborer dies following a forty-six-foot fall from a scaffold.
8/3/1997 1994MD004 MD Carpenter dies following 13-foot fall from a scaffold collapse while setting trusses on a barn construction in Maryland.
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.
12/20/1996 1996MA027 MA Self-employed Massachusetts siding installer dies after 11 foot fall from scaffold.
4/3/1996 1996MN002 MN Mechanic dies as result of injuries sustained in fall with personnel lift.
11/13/1995 1995IA007 IA Construction worker falls to his death while repairing elevator - Iowa.
10/19/1995 1995MN011 MN Carpenter dies from injuries sustained after falling 14 feet when scaffold collapsed.
6/7/1995 1994WI340 WI Plaster laborer dies after falling from a scaffold.
4/27/1995 1994MN064 MN Highway technician dies after falling 55 feet from bridge scaffold.
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.
10/25/1994 1994WI284 WI Carpenter dies following a fall from ladder scaffolding.
9/26/1994 1994NJ011 NJ Brick mason dies after falling 6 feet while climbing off a scaffold.
5/3/1994 1993WI222 WI Mason dies following three-story fall from improvised scaffolding.
4/27/1994 1994MA001 MA Massachusetts mason dies in fall from construction site scaffolding.
2/3/1993 1992NJ035 NJ Bridge painter falls 364 feet after suspension scaffold collapses.
8/12/1992 1992MA011 MA Laborer/tender dies in fall from scaffolding In Massachusetts.
5/4/1992 1992MA005 MA Carpentry foreman dies in fall from scaffolding in Massachusetts.
8/26/1991 1991MA004 MA Carpenter dies after falling 11 feet off a ladder jack scaffold in Massachusetts.
7/11/1991 1991CO002 CO Mason dies after falling 18 feet from scaffolding.
11/2/1990 1990NJ004 NJ Construction worker falls to his death from a collapsed scaffold tower in New Jersey.

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