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



Millions of workers drive or ride in a motor vehicle as part of their jobs. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the U.S. The type of company or job doesn’t matter — the risk is there.

The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety provides research-based guidance to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes, focusing on:

  • Light-vehicle drivers (e.g. taxis, sales, health care)
  • Drivers in other high-risk jobs (EMS, law enforcement, oil and gas extraction)
  • Truck drivers

How will you keep workers safe on the road?

For research-based guidance to prevent motor vehicle crashes at work, please visit the NIOSH Motor Vehicle Safety at Work webpage.

To learn more on how to prevent fatalities with motor vehicle incidents, please visit the NIOSH FACE page: Motor Vehicle Reports, and the State FACE page: Motor Vehicles Reports.

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: September 7, 2021