Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program
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.
Sergeant Struck By a Motor Vehicle on Interstate Highway—New Mexico
A sheriff’s office sergeant was fatally injured when he was struck while investigating motor vehicle crashes on an interstate highway. The sergeant was walking along the shoulder, facing traffic, when a motorist lost control of his vehicle, striking the sergeant. The sergeant succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Read the injury prevention recommendations to keep police officers and first responders safe while working on highways. (Report) and (Report Slides)
For more recommendations on ways to prevent law enforcement officers fatalities, see NIOSH FACE Investigation Reports on Motor Vehicle-Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities and State FACE Investigation Reports on Motor Vehicle-Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities. For NIOSH prevention resources see LEO Motor Vehicle Safety.
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.