FATALITY ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL EVALUATION (FACE) PROGRAM
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.
Fatal Injuries to Workers in Landscaping Services
In 2016, 125 landscape service workers died from on-the-job injuries. Landscaping is one of the highest risk industries in the service industry sector. For recommendations on ways to prevent landscaping fatalities, see NIOSH FACE Investigation Reports on Landscaping Service Fatalities and State FACE Investigation Reports on Landscaping Service Fatalities. For more facts on Landscaping Safety and Health, visit the NIOSH Science Blog: Landscaping Safety and Health.
The Construction FACE Database (CFD)External 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.