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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: Falls

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1/12/2015 2012-02 NC Hispanic worker falls from residential roof - North Carolina.
7/21/2010 2009-01 NC Hispanic worker dies after fall from step ladder while cleaning windows - North Carolina.
7/30/2009 2007-10 CT Seventeen year old female laborer falls from residential roof and dies nine days later - Connecticut.
6/29/2007 2007-03 OH Company owner dies from fall after upper boom failure on aerial lift - Ohio.
5/31/2007 2007-01 NC Hispanic laborer dies after falling through a second story floor opening in a single family home under construction - North Carolina.
11/2/2004 2004-06 SC Sixteen-year-old Hispanic youth dies after falling from a job-made elevated work platform during construction - South Carolina.
2/12/2003 2003-04 NC Female Hispanic farm worker dies after falling from the elevated forks of a forklift - North Carolina.
8/26/2002 2002-04 TN Plumber dies after being crushed between a tandem scissors lift platform and the I-beam frame of a mobile home -Tennessee.
9/19/2001 2001-06 PA Eighteen-year-old sporting goods retail store worker dies in a fall from a shelving unit - Pennsylvania.
2/23/2001 2000-16 AL A 16-year-old died after falling 27 feet at a residential construction site - Alabama.
12/19/2000 2000-17 PA Seventeen-year-old lifeguard dies after falling into a nearly empty swimming pool - Pennsylvania.
4/18/2000 2000-01 NC Worker dies from crushing injuries after falling into a baling machine - North Carolina.
3/16/2000 2000-07 NC Three tower painters die after falling 1,200 feet when riding the hoist line - North Carolina.
6/3/1999 1999-01 NC Tower hand dies after 230-foot fall from communications tower - North Carolina.
2/1/1999 1998-16 KS Roofer helper dies after falling 16 and one-half feet from roof to concrete basement way - Kansas.
1/13/1999 1998-20 NC Tower erector dies after falling 200 feet from telecommunication tower - North Carolina.
1/12/1999 1998-17 NC Laborer dies after 41-foot fall from roof under construction - North Carolina.
9/25/1998 1998-21 SC Tower painter dies and a second painter injured after falling 900 feet while inside a man basket - South Carolina.
7/24/1998 1998-11 NC Electrical mechanic dies after 45-foot fall through unguarded floor opening - North Carolina.
7/7/1998 1998-08 SC Scaffold erector dies after falling 60 feet from scaffold inside boiler - South Carolina.
5/20/1998 1998-07 SC Tower erector dies after falling 125 feet from cellular phone tower - South Carolina.
2/26/1998 1998-05 PA Tower worker dies after falling 130 feet from hoist cable to ground - Pennsylvania.
10/17/1997 1998-01 NC Maintenance manager dies after falling 7 feet from an elevated forklift safety platform - North Carolina.
10/3/1997 1997-10 NC Tower erector/inspector dies after falling 200 feet from a telecommunications tower to the ground - North Carolina.
10/1/1997 1997-12 VA Tree trimmer dies after 40-foot fall in aerial bucker - Virginia.
9/11/1997 1997-19 NC Electric line technician dies after falling from forklift - North Carolina.
6/18/1997 1997-08 SC Carpenter's helper dies after 120-Foot fall from an unprotected floor edge of an atrium - South Carolina.
6/10/1997 1997-07 NC Order picker dies after falling from a lift truck suspended pallet - North Carolina.
12/10/1996 1996-21 VA Temporary employee falls through coliseum roof - Virginia, June 27, 1996.
11/25/1996 1996-20 VA Painter dies after falling from aerial platform - Virginia, May 24, 1996.
9/11/1996 1996-18 VA Supervisor dies as a result of injuries sustained in fall with powered vertical lift aerial platform - Virginia, May 7, 1996.
6/3/1996 1996-13 SC Logger dies after falling from tractor - South Carolina, March 14, 1996.
6/3/1996 1996-10 SC Logger dies after falling from log skidder - South Carolina.
5/17/1996 1995-19 SC Sheet metal mechanic dies after falling 25 feet through roofing insulation - South Carolina, July 20, 1995.
5/17/1996 1995-18 SC Roofer falls to death from roof -- South Carolina, August 3, 1995.
5/8/1996 1995-20 SC Assistant manager dies after 15-foot fall from forklift-suspended pallet - South Carolina, September 6, 1995.
4/29/1996 1996-05 VA Electrician dies following a 60-foot fall through a roof - Virginia, October 25, 1995.
3/29/1996 1996-06 NC Area operator falls 60 Feet from manlift - North Carolina, December 1, 1995.
2/9/1996 1995-16 VA Janitorial worker dies as result of injuries sustained in fall with personnel lift - Virginia, August 17, 1995.
11/30/1995 1995-15 VA Shipping department employee dies after falling into floor opening on conveyor line - Virginia, July 12, 1995.
11/27/1995 1996-01 TN Sign installer dies after falling 12 feet from a canopy - Tennessee, September 11, 1995.
5/17/1995 1995-09 NC Carpenter dies after falling 16 feet from roof - North Carolina, March 7, 1995.
4/11/1995 1995-06 TN Painter dies after 35-foot fall from scaffold - Tennessee, November 21, 1994.
12/12/1994 1995-01 TN Ironworker foreman dies after falling 24 feet from a forklift - Tennessee, October 24, 1994.
10/28/1994 1994-15 SC Carpenter dies after falling 17 feet from a scaffold - South Carolina, June 22, 1994.
10/14/1994 1994-14 SC Construction foreman dies after falling from aerial lift bucket truck - South Carolina, June 20, 1994.
9/26/1994 1994-09 SC Meat packing plant employee dies after fall from platform - South Carolina, February 12, 1994.
7/25/1994 1994-11 VA Sanitation worker runover after falling from trash collection vehicle - Virginia, February 14, 1994.
6/17/1994 1994-13 SC Drywall mechanic dies after 10-foot fall from an open-sided floor - South Carolina, March 14, 1994.
6/6/1994 1994-12 SC Carpenter dies after falling 10 feet from a step ladder/porch floor - South Carolina, March 23, 1994.
3/8/1994 1994-02 SC Stocker/order picker dies after 12-foot fall from an elevated pallet - South Carolina, September 15, 1993.
3/2/1994 1994-01 SC Hotel grounds maintenance man dies after 16-foot fall from ladder - South Carolina, October 23, 1993.
10/7/1993 1993-23 NC Painter dies after fall inside 250,000 gallon water tank - North Carolina, July 2, 1993.
9/20/1993 1993-22 NC Roofer dies after fall from ladder - North Carolina, June 11, 1993.
9/9/1993 1993-21 NC Cement finisher dies after 17-foot fall through unguarded floor opening - North Carolina, July 2, 1993.
9/8/1993 1993-19 SC Electrician apprentice dies following a 33-foot fall through a roof - South Carolina, June 25, 1993.
6/28/1993 1993-15 SC Painter/sandblaster dies following a 30-foot fall from scaffolding inside a water tank - South Carolina, April 7, 1993.
3/8/1993 1992-35 VA Line mechanic dies after falling from aerial bucket truck - Virginia, August 31, 1992.
12/1/1992 1992-36 VA Carpenter's helper dies after falling through stairwell opening - Virginia, September 4, 1992.
10/3/1992 1992-11 AK Ironworker dies following an 18-foot fall from structural steel framework - Alaska, October 20, 1991.
8/12/1992 1992-08 AK Roofer dies in 16-foot fall from residential roof - Alaska, September 13, 1991.
3/27/1992 1992-03 VA Roofer helper dies following a 22-foot fall through a roof opening in Virginia, October 2, 1991.
2/11/1992 1991-33 VA Iron worker dies following an 89-foot fall through an opening in temporary metal flooring in Virginia, July 12, 1991.
1/1/1992 1992-04 IN Steel connector dies after falling 19 feet from a bridge under construction to the highway below - Indiana.
1/1/1992 1992-05 IN Painter dies after 80-foot fall from electrical transmission tower - Indiana.
12/6/1991 1991-27 OH Cleaning maid dies in Ohio following a 12-foot fall through a floor opening, July 26, 1991.
11/22/1991 1991-30 VA Tree trimmer dies after falling 65 feet from tree in Virginia, September 3, 1991.
10/24/1991 1991-26 SC Carpenter dies after falling from the roof of a carport addition that collapsed while under construction in South Carolina, August 3, 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.
7/17/1991 1991-15 SC Millwright foreman dies in South Carolina following a 41-foot fall through a platform opening, April 22, 1991.
7/17/1991 1991-18 MD Journeyman ironworker dies following a 22.5-foot fall from a walkway in Maryland, May 26, 1991.
5/7/1991 1991-11 OH Ironworker dies in Ohio following a 20-foot fall through a skylight opening, January 28, 1991.
3/25/1991 1991-07 SC Sheet metal worker dies after falling 35 feet to a concrete floor - South Carolina, November 12, 1990.
3/25/1991 1991-09 VA County garbage collector dies after falling from back end of moving garbage truck, November 29, 1990.
3/18/1991 1991-04 VA Maintenance worker suffocates from engulfment after falling into sawdust silo - Virginia, September 21, 1990.
3/15/1991 1991-06 VA Construction laborer dies after falling 61 feet from work platform in Virginia, November 1, 1990.
2/28/1991 1991-02 SC Electrician dies after fall in South Carolina, October 11, 1990.
12/24/1990 1990-35 SC Electrical lineman dies after falling 35 feet to the ground from a burning aerial bucket in South Carolina, June 30, 1990.
12/19/1990 1990-33 OH Three ironworkers die and one was seriously injured in the collapse of a structural steel framework in Ohio, May 22, 1990.
8/21/1990 1990-20 MD Mason dies after falling 36 feet from scaffolding - Maryland, November 3, 1989.
7/25/1990 1990-23 MD Carpenter falls 62 feet to his death while attempting to enter a personnel basket at a bridge construction site in Maryland, January 26, 1990.
7/9/1990 1990-25 VA Concrete contractor/finisher dies in Virginia following a 36-foot fall through a floor opening, February 6, 1990.
6/18/1990 1990-24 SC Ironworker foreman dies after falling 50 feet from structural steel in South Carolina, January 27, 1990.
6/18/1990 1990-28 NC Carpenter dies following an 11-foot fall from a roof in North Carolina, February 22, 1990.
6/7/1990 1990-19 MD Welder dies after falling 22 feet from a roof at mall construction site in Maryland, November 4, 1989.
6/6/1990 1990-16 OH Painter dies following a 40-foot fall from scaffold inside water tank in Ohio, November 20, 1989.
6/5/1990 1990-21 MD Roofer dies after falling through skylight fixture in Maryland, November 6, 1989.
6/4/1990 1990-12 IN Painter dies when scaffold falls inside municipal water tank in Indiana, October 21, 1989.
5/22/1990 1990-15 IN Ironworker foreman dies following a 37-foot fall through platform opening in Indiana, September 12, 1989.
4/23/1990 1990-07 SC Laborer dies after fall from ladder - South Carolina.
3/22/1990 1990-13 IN Asbestos worker dies in fall from scaffold - Indiana.
1/9/1990 1989-49 GA Window mechanic dies in 250-foot fall, August 17, 1989.
12/20/1989 1989-47 MD Laborer falls to his death through a skylight opening, July 24, 1989.
12/10/1989 1989-45 PA Welder dies in fall from fork lift, July 16, 1989.
10/19/1989 1989-41 MD Carpenter dies after 13-foot fall through roof opening onto concrete floor, June 8, 1989.
9/8/1989 1989-35 SC Stucco mason dies in fall from scaffold, April 21, 1989.
8/21/1989 1989-34 SC Ironworker dies in fall from a warehouse under construction, April 29, 1989.
8/8/1989 1989-29 VA Caulking mechanic dies in fall when scaffold fails, March 15, 1989.
7/26/1989 1989-30 MD Electrician's helper falls to his death through a skylight, April 18, 1989.
7/24/1989 1989-23 MD Painter dies in 25-foot fall from tank top onto concrete pad, December 8, 1989.
7/17/1989 1989-31 OH Laborer dies from 80-foot fall through a bridge, April 12, 1989.
6/26/1989 1989-24 MD Carpenter dies in 90-foot fall from top of parking garage, October 29, 1988.
6/20/1989 1989-12 MD Ironworker dies following a 12-foot fall from metal decking onto concrete, December 13, 1989.
4/25/1989 1989-20 IN Construction worker dies in 36-foot fall at construction site, January 18, 1989.
4/19/1989 1989-13 MD Ironworker dies following a 25-foot fall through a roof opening, December 14, 1988.
4/19/1989 1989-21 MD Cement finisher dies after 160-foot fall from scaffold, December 19, 1988.
4/19/1989 1989-22 MD Roofer/carpenter dies after 26-foot fall from roof, January 3, 1989.
4/7/1989 1989-25 VA Sheet metal mechanic dies following a 22-foot fall through a roof opening, December 20, 1988.
3/29/1989 1989-07 OH Foreman and painter die in 48-foot fall when scaffold collapses, November 15, 1988.
3/29/1989 1989-14 MD Carpenter's helper dies in 24-foot fall from building under construction, January 6, 1989.
2/2/1989 1989-05 KY Painter dies in a 140-foot fall at a municipal water tower, September 22, 1988.
12/13/1988 1989-02 MD Ironworker dies following a 35-foot fall at construction site, October 8, 1988.
12/13/1988 1989-03 MD Painter dies in 96-doot fall from highway bridge, October 29, 1988.
12/12/1988 1988-39 OH Lineman dies from fall from utility pole in Ohio, July 26, 1988.
12/12/1988 1988-42 SC Female cement finisher dies in 165-foot fall at construction site in South Carolina, August 25, 1988.
11/29/1988 1988-43 SC Carpenter dies in 14-foot fall from roof in South Carolina, August 17, 1988.
11/29/1988 1988-46 SC Female receiving clerk dies in fall in warehouse in South Carolina, September 3, 1988.
11/22/1988 1988-38 MD Construction foreman falls to his death from a roof in Maryland, August 11, 1988.
11/17/1988 1988-29 VA Painter falls to his death from a scaffold in Virginia March 24, 1988.
11/8/1988 1988-15 IN Ironworker falls to his death from a steel column in Indiana, March 28, 1988.
10/4/1988 1988-27 SC Dry wall finisher dies in fall from ladder on scaffold in South Carolina, June 23, 1988.
9/8/1988 1988-12 OH Company president falls to his death from roof in Ohio February 23, 1988.
7/20/1988 1988-14 IN Labor foreman falls to his death inside municipal water tank in Indiana, March 21, 1988.
7/20/1988 1988-09 OH Ironworker falls to his death from a steel truss in Ohio, December 16, 1987.
7/19/1988 1988-08 OH Construction laborer falls to his death from a roof in Ohio, December 7, 1987.
7/19/1988 1988-07 MD Roofer falls to his death from a roof in Maryland, November 16, 1987.
7/19/1988 1988-17 SC Foreman falls to his death from a steel beam in South Carolina, March 2, 1988.
7/19/1988 1988-18 SC Sheetmetal helper falls to his death through a skylight opening in South Carolina, January 6, 1988.
4/5/1988 1988-06 MD Plumber falls to his death through a roof opening in Maryland, October 30, 1987.
7/7/1987 1987-47 MI Worker dies inside filtration tank in Michigan, May 12, 1987.
1/14/1986 1986-10 IN 33 year-old electrician electrocuted in Indiana.
1/1/1983 1983-07 PA Scaffold collapse involving a window washer.
1/1/1982 1982-02 WV Fall from a scaffold involving a construction foreman.

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