Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

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Each day about 15 U.S. workers die on the job from traumatic injury. In an effort to address these deaths, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program and State FACE Programs study fatal workplace injuries and prepare reports with recommendations to prevent similar deaths. Worker safety matters.

Washington State FACE Fatality and Injury Narratives

Washington State FACE fatality and injury narratives are one page documents that describe occupational incidents and provide safety recommendations. Many of the fatality and injury narratives are available in both English and Spanish.

Dump Truck Spotlight:

Preventing Dump Truck-related Injuries and Deaths During Construction – Guidance for Employers

Injuries from dump trucks led to the deaths of 809 construction and extraction workers from 2011 to 2020. Those operating dump trucks or working nearby are at risk of multiple hazards including being struck-by objects or vehicles, tip-overs from loss of vehicle control, being crushed by objects or equipment, electric shock or electrocution, and falls.

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The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program provides reports on dump truck-related deaths in NIOSH FACE reports and State FACE reports. Below are two FACE investigations that provide specific examples of the hazards of working around dump trucks in construction and recommendations employers can take to keep workers safe when working with dump trucks. Animated videos based on NIOSH FACE investigations during work zone incidents are also available.

Fatality Caused By Backing Dump Truck

Site Superintendent Run Over By Backing Dump

Fatality Caused By Electrocution After Dump Truck Bed Contacts High Voltage Line

Dump Truck Operator Electrocuted After Truck Bed Contacts High Voltage Line

Construction FACE Database

Created by The Center for Construction Research and Training, the Construction FACE Database (CFD) uses information from NIOSH and State FACE reports on construction-related fatalities.