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: Prevention Through Design

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5/16/2022 2021-01 NC Sanitation worker struck by backing refuse truck - North Carolina.
4/18/2018 2015-01 WV Oil and gas delivery driver crushed between a dozer and a semi-truck while connecting towline - West Virginia.
11/7/2011 2011-01 CO Railcar worker dies after being crushed by a reach stacker lifting a wind tower section - Colorado.
8/26/2011 2010-01 TN Solid waste compost facility worker dies, body is recovered in digester tube - Tennessee.
8/19/2011 2009-02 TN Hispanic worker dies when a sixty-foot tree falls onto the hydraulic excavator he was operating to clear land - Tennessee.
4/3/2009 2008-01 SC Cement truck driver dies after being backed over by a skid-steer loader - South Carolina.
7/6/2007 2006-05 TN Equipment operator dies from burns after a hydraulic line burst on a bulldozer and sprayed hydraulic fluid across the exhaust manifold - Tennessee.
6/29/2007 2007-03 OH Company owner dies from fall after upper boom failure on aerial lift - Ohio.
6/20/2007 2006-03 VA Laborer dies after being run over by a backing dump truck during a nighttime paving project - Virginia.
3/16/2007 2006-02 SC Millwright killed when pinned between the feed rolls of a debarker during machine maintenance - South Carolina.
2/12/2007 2005-09 TN Operator dies from crushing injuries after being pinned between a track drill control console and exterior wall of courthouse - Tennessee.
12/22/2006 2006-01 NC Hispanic carpenter's helper dies after crane boom fell on him during disassembly - North Carolina.
5/31/2006 2004-05 OH Four construction workers die after cantilever launching gantry collapses at bridge construction site - Ohio.
4/7/2006 2005-11 NC Construction worker dies after being run over by a bulldozer at a commercial construction site - North Carolina.
2/13/2006 2004-08 MD Fifteen-year-old Hispanic youth dies after entering the hopper of a bark blower - Maryland.
10/7/2005 2005-06 NC Hispanic worker dies after falling from a pile of construction debris in the bed of a trash-style body truck to a paved driveway below - North Carolina.
8/29/2005 2005-05 TN Hispanic youth dies in densifier at a plastics recycling plant - Tennessee.
5/28/2004 2002-09 NC Hispanic forklift operator dies after being caught between mast and cage of forklift - North Carolina.
4/15/2004 2003-01 VA Part-time laborer pinned between scissor lift work platform railing and doorway header - Virginia.
1/23/2004 2003-12 SC Hispanic pipe layer dies after being struck by excavator (track hoe) bucket on construction site - South Carolina.
1/7/2004 2003-13 SC 18-year-old dies after being entangled in a portable mortar mixer - South Carolina.
11/20/2003 2002-10 OH Youth farm worker dies after falling into operating feed grinder/mixer - Ohio.
11/14/2003 2003-09 NC Two Hispanic guardrail installers die after being struck by a guardrail - North Carolina.
10/29/2003 2002-05 SC Maintenance mechanic dies after being trapped in the pneumatic door of a vacuum cooler - South Carolina.
3/21/2003 2003-05 NC Hispanic construction laborer dies and two coworkers are injured after falling 10 feet from an unsecured box on the forks of a forklift - North Carolina.
2/12/2003 2002-11 NC Hispanic construction laborer dies after portable silo collapse - North Carolina.
12/12/2002 2002-08 TN Hispanic dump-truck driver dies after being caught between frame and dump body of off-road truck while performing routine lubrication - Tennessee.
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.
8/26/2002 2002-03 NC Construction laborer dies after being run over and crushed by a grader at a road construction site - North Carolina.
5/28/2002 2000-05 PA Truck driver dies after the off-highway truck he was operating rolled over an embankment and came to rest on its top - Pennsylvania.
5/23/2002 2002-02 AZ Seventeen-year-old warehouse laborer dies after the forklift he was operating tipped over and crushed him - Arizona.
2/23/2001 2000-21 FL Fourteen-year-old youth pulled into operating wood chipper - Florida.
2/14/2001 2000-22 NY Seventeen-year-old laborer at salvage lumber operation crushed by forklift that tipped over - New York.
10/20/2000 2000-14 CT Sixteen-year-old mechanic's assistant dies after being run over by the rear wheels of a tub grinder - Connecticut.
8/22/2000 2000-15 NC A plant production supervisor dies after being crushed between the boom arm and front chassis of a skid-steer loader - North Carolina.
7/28/2000 2000-13 UT Fifteen-year-old part-time worker at retail grocery store suffers amputation while assembling meat grinder - Utah.
7/28/2000 2000-19 NY Sixteen-year-old produce-market worker dies from crushing injuries after being caught in a vertical downstroke baler - New York.
6/1/2000 2000-10 NC Construction laborer dies after being pinned between the bucket of a mini-excavator and an air compressor - North Carolina.
5/25/2000 2000-09 OH Sixteen-year-old laborer at a building supply center crushed by forklift that tipped over - Ohio.
5/22/2000 2000-12 OH Carpenter dies after being struck by uncontrolled concrete bucket when crane tips over - Ohio.
4/18/2000 2000-01 NC Worker dies from crushing injuries after falling into a baling machine - North Carolina.
3/21/2000 2000-06 GA Sixteen-year-old farmworker dies in a cotton packing machine after being covered with a load of cotton - Georgia.
2/17/2000 1999-03 SC Female construction worker dies in a compactor tip over at a highway construction site - South Carolina.
1/20/2000 1999-06 CT 16 Year-old ride attendant dies after being caught and dragged by amusement park ride - Connecticut.
1/10/2000 1999-05 OH 15 Year-old campground laborer dies after striking a camper trailer hitch while operating a utility vehicle - Ohio.
12/21/1999 1998-15 MI 9-year-old child helping with blueberry harvest dies after being run over by cargo truck on field road - Michigan.
2/24/1999 1998-18 VA Equipment operator crushed when chimney falls on hydraulic excavator - Virginia.
2/9/1999 1998-13 NC Groundsman on tree trimming crew caught in wood chipper - North Carolina.
12/7/1998 1998-19 VA Laborer run over by dump truck at roadway resurfacing operation - Virginia.
10/29/1998 1998-14 PA Machine operator dies after being crushed by 9,700-pound coil cart - Pennsylvania.
10/14/1998 1998-12 NC Fence technician pinned inside cargo van by line laying machine - North Carolina.
8/28/1998 1998-10 SC Temporary laborer crushed by dump truck at landfill - South Carolina.
7/13/1998 1998-06 VA Construction laborer dies after being run over by asphalt roller at highway construction site - Virginia.
4/3/1998 1998-02 VA Truck driver dies after crane boom strikes truck cab at construction site - Virginia.
10/9/1997 1997-14 NC Maintenance worker dies after overhead crane collides with aerial platform at construction equipment plant - North Carolina.
10/1/1997 1997-12 VA Tree trimmer dies after 40-foot fall in aerial bucker - Virginia.
9/11/1997 1997-15 SC Laborer dies after falling into baler at paper products plant - South Carolina.
7/22/1997 1997-11 PA Construction laborer dies after being stuck by a front end loader at a construction site - Pennsylvania.
7/2/1997 1997-06 VA Tree trimming crew leader caught in wood chipper - Virginia.
6/10/1997 1997-03 PA Mechanic fatally injured during dismantling of crane boom at scrap metal yard - Pennsylvania.
6/10/1997 1997-07 NC Order picker dies after falling from a lift truck suspended pallet - North Carolina.
4/3/1997 1997-02 TX Laborer's legs amputated inside paper baler at resource recovery center.
12/9/1996 1997-01 NC Company president killed when forklift overturns - North Carolina, September 18, 1996.
12/1/1996 1996-23 TN Recycling center laborer crushed in baling machine - Tennessee.
11/26/1996 1996-24 SC Steel rack installer dies after being struck by 3,000 pound bundle of rack end pieces - South Carolina, July 25, 1996.
9/11/1996 1996-16 VA Equipment operator dies after scraper overturns - Virginia, March 14, 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.
5/28/1996 1996-11 SC Welder dies after being struck by a three-ton steel roof truss - South Carolina, February 29, 1996.
5/17/1996 1996-07 SC Welder/ironworker dies after becoming entangled in a beltline driveshaft - South Carolina, September 8, 1995.
5/8/1996 1995-20 SC Assistant manager dies after 15-foot fall from forklift-suspended pallet - South Carolina, September 6, 1995.
4/16/1996 1996-03 NC Trash collector dies after being caught in compactor of refuse vehicle - North Carolina, November 3, 1995.
4/15/1996 1996-04 NC Press operator dies after forklift rams scrap bin - North Carolina, October 19, 1995.
4/15/1996 1996-09 VA Public-utility foreman dies after being struck against the protective cab of a tractor - Virginia, December 21, 1995.
4/5/1996 1995-10 VA Tree trimmer dies after being run over by aerial bucket truck - Virginia, February 23, 1995.
2/21/1996 1996-02 SC Sanitation worker dies after being caught in chiller at poultry processing plant - South Carolina, September 16, 1995.
2/9/1996 1995-16 VA Janitorial worker dies as result of injuries sustained in fall with personnel lift - Virginia, August 17, 1995.
10/31/1995 1995-14 TN Machine operator fatally injured when struck by the elevator of a concrete block cuber machine - Tennessee, August 29, 1995.
9/18/1995 1995-11 VA Sanitation worker run over at solid waste transfer station - Virginia, June 2, 1995.
8/29/1995 1995-13 TN Shift supervisor dies from injuries received after his arms were caught between two paper machine rollers - Tennessee, July 5, 1995.
8/8/1995 1995-12 TN Laborer fatally injured while cleaning concrete mixer - Tennessee, May 15, 1995.
5/31/1995 1995-07 NC Machine operator struck and killed by cutting head of feller buncher machine - North Carolina, January 11, 1995.
2/13/1995 1994-19 VA Laborer dies after being struck by overturning crane - Virginia, August 8, 1994.
1/12/1995 1995-02 TN Mill operator dies from injuries received after his upper torso was caught between lamination rollers - Tennessee, November 1, 1994.
1/4/1995 1994-20 VA Clean-up person at veneer factory killed when cut-off saw inadvertently activated - Virginia, July 30, 1994.
12/12/1994 1995-01 TN Ironworker foreman dies after falling 24 feet from a forklift - Tennessee, October 24, 1994.
12/5/1994 1994-18 VA Asphalt milling superintendent crushed under asphalt milling machine - Virginia, August 5, 1994.
10/3/1994 1994-06 SC Extrusion machine operator dies of head injuries received when his head became caught in extrusion machine rollers - South Carolina, March 14, 1994.
8/24/1993 1993-07 PA Technical engineer dies after being struck and crushed by a bulldozer/earth compactor - Pennsylvania, November 18, 1992.
7/1/1993 1993-16 SC Equipment operator struck and killed by skidder - South Carolina, April 8, 1993.
3/4/1993 1992-39 VA Maintenance man dies after being drawn into 17 1/2-inch-diameter positive pressure intake pipe - Virginia, August 30, 1992.
2/10/1993 1992-26 VA Warehouse supervisor dies after being caught between a pallet stacking machine and a storage rack support - Virginia, July 9, 1992.
3/1/1992 1992-13 AK Bulldozer operator crushed by bulldozer during construction of oil exploration island - Alaska.
11/22/1991 1991-24 SC Order selector dies after jumping 16 feet from an elevated pallet on an overturning forklift in South Carolina, July 24, 1991.
7/20/1988 1988-10 OH City worker dies when struck and dragged by mobile equipment in Ohio, November 16, 1987.
1/6/1986 1986-12 WV Welder dies in mine machine repair facility in West Virginia.
9/1/1984 1984-20 MI Die cast operator pinned by robot.
1/1/1983 1983-10 VA Overturning of a forklift.

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