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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


Fatal Injuries to Workers at Road Construction Sites

Highway work zones are hazardous for workers who build, repair, and maintain our streets, bridges, and highways. From 2003-2015, 1,571 workers lost their lives on road construction sites. For recommendations on ways to prevent work zone fatalities, see NIOSH FACE reports on work zone fatality investigations at NIOSH FACE Reports: Highway Work Zones, and State FACE Investigation reports at State FACE Reports: Highway Work Zones.  For more facts on Highway Work Zone Safety, visit the NIOSH Highway Work Zone Safety page.

Construction FACE Database

The Construction FACE Database (CFD) 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