National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls remain the leading cause of work-related deaths in construction, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), developed Safety Pays, Falls Costexternal icon, a nationwide campaign to occur from September 14-18, 2020. This campaign aims to prevent construction falls by raising awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. In support of the campaign, please visit the NIOSH FACE pages: Falls-Construction-Commercial Reports and Falls-Construction- Residential Reports, and the State FACE pages: Falls-Construction-Commercial Reports and Falls-Construction- Residential Reports.

Watch a video that highlights the Massachusetts FACE Program contributions to the campaign: Massachusetts FACE: Protecting Our Workersexternal icon

Each day, between 12 to 13 U.S. workers die as a result of a traumatic injury on the job. Investigations conducted through the FACE program allow the identification of factors that contribute to these fatal injuries. This information is used to develop comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths. This web page provides access to NIOSH investigation reports and other safety resources.

Fatality Investigation Reports Indexed by Program

Construction FACE Database

The Construction FACE Database (CFD)external icon is a database in Excel created by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training – to facilitate use of the information provided by the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) reports. The investigation results in FACE reports provide information on the circumstances surrounding work-related fatalities, and the recommendations are crucial for injury prevention. The CFD contains data from both NIOSH and State FACE reports on construction-related fatalities (total of 768 deaths) that were posted as of June 30, 2015.


NIOSH and State FACE Reports by Keyword

NIOSH FACE Reports by NAICS Code

State FACE Reports by NAICS Code

Page last reviewed: August 27, 2020