FACE Reports

Reports from the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program


FACEValue: Stonemason killed after falling from handmade platform

A master stonemason died after falling roughly 30 feet to the ground from a wooden two-tiered work platform. The platform, which had been fabricated by the victim and another employee, was fastened to the forks of a powered industrial truck. At the time of the incident, the victim was preparing to exit the platform, and the front guardrails on the upper tier of the platform were not in place.
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FACEValue: Mechanic burned after gasoline ignites

A 47-year-old auto mechanic died when gasoline he was pouring into a motor vehicle ignited and burned him. The victim had worked at the auto shop for two years. His employer did not have a written safety program, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, or job training program that provided safety training to employees.
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