Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces: A Summary of NIOSH Surveillance and Investigative Findings

January 1994
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 94-103

This monograph contains summary data and investigative reports of fatal incidents involving workers who entered confined spaces. These investigations were undertaken as part of the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The FACE program was initiated in 1982 and directed from its inception by the NIOSH Division of Safety Research.

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