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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.

NIOSH FACE Reports: Confined Space

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5/19/2005 2004-09 NC Hispanic sawmill worker dies inside storage silo after being engulfed in sawdust - North Carolina.
4/14/2000 2000-03 MI Youth laborer dies in trench collapse - Michigan.
10/15/1999 1999-02 AZ Youth dies in trench collapse - Arizona.
10/31/1994 1994-16 NC Assistant grain elevator supervisor dies after being engulfed in shelled corn - North Carolina, September 11, 1994.
10/7/1993 1993-23 NC Painter dies after fall inside 250,000 gallon water tank - North Carolina, July 2, 1993.
9/3/1993 1993-17 MD Two men die in well cleaning operation - Maryland, May 1, 1993.
3/19/1993 1993-08 VA Three contract workers die while repairing a sodium hypochlorite tank at a wastewater treatment plant - Virginia, September 25, 1992.
3/9/1993 1992-29 MN Farm owner and son asphyxiated in manure waste pit - Minnesota, August 11, 1992.
2/25/1993 1992-28 MN Hog farm co- owner and employee die of hydrogen sulfide poisoning in manure pit - Minnesota, August 8, 1992.
2/11/1993 1992-34 VA Millworker dies in feed storage bin - Virginia, August 31, 1992.
8/26/1992 1992-17 PA Driller and service rig helper die in fracturing tank at gas well site - Pennsylvania, June 4, 1992.
4/14/1992 1991-13 AK Assistant manager at ice rink asphyxiated by an oxygen-deficient atmosphere in Alaska, May 20, 1991.
12/6/1991 1991-17 MT Municipal water system operator dies after entering oxygen-deficient valve vault in Montana, May 23, 1991.
9/17/1991 1991-23 IA Wastewater treatment plant operator drowns in recirculation pit in Iowa, May 25, 1988.
8/19/1991 1991-16 SC Maintenance technician drowns after falling from a turbine support-ring platform at a hydroelectric power generation facility in South Carolina, March 26, 1991.
8/9/1991 1991-14 SC Furnace operator dies after being overcome by argon gas in pressure vessel in South Carolina, May 9, 1991.
7/15/1991 1991-12 OH Truck driver suffocates after being engulfed in shelled corn inside grain storage bin in Ohio, January 24, 1991.
3/18/1991 1991-04 VA Maintenance worker suffocates from engulfment after falling into sawdust silo - Virginia, September 21, 1990.
12/1/1990 1990-32 VA Electrician electrocuted when he contacts energized conductor in a manhole - Virginia.
7/19/1990 1990-17 DC Sewer worker dies when inflatable sewer plug bursts in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1989.
5/2/1990 1990-14 IL Municipal sewer maintenance worker drowns inside sewer wet well - Illinois.
2/12/1990 1989-46 MI Five family members die after entering manure waste pit on dairy farm, July 26, 1989.
1/22/1990 1989-38 SC Painter dies from burns received from explosion inside tank, May 16, 1989.
12/4/1989 1989-44 GA Two farm laborers die in oxygen-deficient manure pit, June 26, 1989.
8/21/1989 1989-33 SC Grain elevator leadman suffocates after being engulfed in shelled corn inside silo, April 5, 1989.
6/30/1989 1989-28 IA Two maintenance workers die after inhaling hydrogen sulfide in manhole, January 31, 1989.
12/21/1988 1988-44 NH Construction sub-contractor asphyxiated in manhole in New Hampshire, August 20, 1988.
12/15/1988 1988-36 GA Three construction supervisors die from asphyxiation in manhole in Georgia, August 19, 1988.
12/15/1988 1988-33 IN Electroplater and four co-workers die from asphyxiation in metal plating vat in Indiana, June 28, 1988.
11/18/1988 1988-30 PA Laborer dies in explosion in Pennsylvania, July 14, 1988.
11/8/1988 1987-64 MD Mechanic asphyxiated within steam service passageway in Maryland, July 25, 1987.
9/21/1988 1988-20 SC Steelworker dies in oxygen-deficient confined space in South Carolina, March 21, 1988.
9/19/1988 1988-16 GA Power company worker electrocuted in underground utility vault in Georgia, March 11, 1988.
7/20/1988 1988-14 IN Labor foreman falls to his death inside municipal water tank in Indiana, March 21, 1988.
4/5/1988 1988-01 SC Two supervisors die in manhole in South Carolina, August 11, 1987.
4/5/1988 1987-67 IN Two construction workers die inside sewer manhole in Indiana, July 21, 1987.
8/6/1987 1987-59 MD 73 year-old self- employed pump service contractor dies in well in Maryland, June 27, 1987.
7/28/1987 1987-57 WV Parks and recreation director dies in oxygen deficient atmosphere in West Virginia, July 15, 1987.
7/21/1987 1987-50 IN Tractor-trailer repairman dies while welding interior wall of a tanker in Indiana, June 9, 1987.
7/20/1987 1987-49 IN Farmer dies in Indiana, May 26, 1987.
7/7/1987 1987-47 MI Worker dies inside filtration tank in Michigan, May 12, 1987.
6/30/1987 1987-45 KY One dead, one near miss in sewer in Kentucky, May 15, 1987.
6/25/1987 1987-46 IN Confined space fatality at a wastewater treatment plant in Indiana, June 6, 1987.
5/11/1987 1987-39 IN Farm worker asphyxiated in grain silo in Indiana, November 1, 1986.
4/7/1987 1987-27 SC Truck driver dies while cleaning out inside of tanker in South Carolina, August 20, 1986.
3/10/1987 1987-26 VA Worker dies after lifting access cover on acid reclaim storage tank in Virginia, December 14, 1986.
3/6/1987 1987-33 PA Digester explosion kills two workers at wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania, February 6, 1987.
2/10/1987 1987-23 IN General maintenance person asphyxiated attempting to repair water leak in Indiana, October 21, 1986.
1/26/1987 1987-20 NM Two workers die in digester unit in New Mexico, December 1, 1986.
12/11/1986 1987-17 VA Worker dies while cleaning freon 113 degreasing tank in Virginia, November 21, 1986.
11/25/1986 1987-05 CA Owner/foreman of construction company dies in 15 foot-deep manhole in California, October 14, 1986.
11/18/1986 1987-06 OR Two dead, five injured in confined space incident in Oregon, October 10, 1986.
9/29/1986 1986-54 GA Insufficient oxygen level in sewer claims the life of plumbing contractor in Georgia.
9/19/1986 1986-48 IL 28 year-old dies in sewer in Illinois.
8/6/1986 1986-37 OK Two workers die in underground valve pit in Oklahoma.
8/4/1986 1986-38 GA Two dead, two critical in industrial septic tank in Georgia.
7/21/1986 1986-34 NY Two dead, one critical in confined space incident in New York.
5/13/1986 1986-23 IN Foundry worker dies in Indiana.
3/18/1986 1986-15 PA Steel worker dies in industrial waste pit in Pennsylvania.
3/17/1986 1986-13 MT Worker dies in fermentation tank in Montana.
3/6/1986 1986-19 PA Truck driver suffocates in saw dust bin in Pennsylvania.
9/18/1985 1985-45 OH Worker killed in cave-in at Ohio excavation site.
8/30/1985 1985-44 KY Two sanitation employees die in confined space in Kentucky, August 24, 1985.
8/12/1985 1985-40 OH City water worker dies as a result of being overcome by natural gas vapors while reading a water meter in a confined space in Ohio, July 1, 1985.
8/7/1985 1985-33 CA Construction worker dies as a result of spraying coating material in confined space in California.
7/9/1985 1985-31 KY Three sanitation workers and one policeman die in an underground sewage pumping station in Kentucky, July 5, 1985.
6/17/1985 1985-20 PA Worker killed by trench cave-in in Pennsylvania.
6/17/1985 1985-27 IL Rescue effort results in fatality for a wire manufacturing plant worker in Illinois, June 7, 1985.
6/14/1985 1985-26 OH 27-year-old dies inside of 6 million gallon storage tank, June 7, 1985.
5/15/1985 1985-23 PA Use of sulfuric acid results in two deaths in waste water holding tank in Pennsylvania.
4/16/1985 1985-13 AZ Worker dies in excavation collapse in Arizona.
3/26/1985 1985-10 GA 22 year old construction worker dies when excavation collapses.
3/19/1985 1985-09 VT Worker dies in 20,000 gallon gasoline bulk tank in Vermont.
12/14/1984 1985-02 WV Two rescuers die in fracturing tank in West Virginia gas field.
6/1/1984 1984-11 WV Fire at a wastewater treatment plant.
1/1/1984 1984-13 AZ Two confined space fatalities during construction of a sewer line.

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