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FATALITY ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL EVALUATION (FACE) PROGRAM

Through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fatal occupational injuries. The primary intent of this program is to provide interested users with access to the full text of hundreds of fatality investigation reports.

State FACE Reports: California

The following reports are the products of our Cooperative State partners and are presented here in their original unedited form from the states. The findings and conclusions in each report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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Report No. Incident State Title  

2012CA004 CA A day laborer dies when he is buried in a trench collapse.
2012CA002 CA A maintenance worker dies from exposure to dichloromethane (methylene chloride) while stripping the floor of a baptismal font in a church.
2011CA009 CA A paint maker dies from exposure to dichloromethane (methylene chloride) while cleaning a paint tank.
2011CA006 CA An automotive mechanic dies from thermal burns when the gasoline he was pouring into a vehicle ignited.
2011CA005 CA A house painter dies when he falls through a roof opening.
2011CA004 CA A roofing supervisor dies when he falls through a skylight.
2011CA003 CA A tree trimmer is electrocuted when a tree branch falls onto energized electric power lines.
2011CA002 CA A day laborer dies when he falls off a scaffold.
2011CA001 CA A plumber dies when he falls from the second floor of a building after stepping on unsupported plywood formwork.
2010CA011 CA An orchard caretaker dies when he is pulled into a wood chipper.
2010CA010 CA A groundsman working on a tree trimming crew dies when he is dragged or propelled onto a wood chipper feed table.
2010CA009 CA A psychiatric technician dies from a patient assault at a forensic psychiatric facility.
2010CA008 CA A construction worker dies when a fully extended scissor lift falls over.
2010CA007 CA A horticulture nursery owner dies when he slips and falls off a tractor.
2010CA006 CA A gardener dies when he falls out of a tree while trimming the branches.
2010CA005 CA A mechanic dies when he is crushed by the hydraulic arm of a recyclable refuse collection truck.
2010CA003 CA A solar panel installer dies when he falls off a roof.
2010CA002 CA A tree trimmer dies when he is crushed by palm tree branches.
2010CA001 CA A laborer dies when he is struck by an exploding forklift multi-piece rim.
2009CA010 CA A tree trimmer dies when he falls from a tree and is struck by a limb.
2009CA009 CA Janitor dies when he falls into a baling machine that bales cardboard for recycling.
2009CA008 CA A welder dies when the scissor lift he was operating tips over.
2009CA007 CA Warehouse worker dies when he falls through a skylight.
2009CA006 CA Print machine operator is strangled when his shirt is caught on a rotating knob.
2009CA005 CA A maintenance worker dies when he falls into a baling machine that bales cardboard for recycling.
2009CA004 CA A chemist dies from burns caused by mixing chemicals.
2009CA003 CA An electrical worker dies when he falls through a skylight while installing solar panels on the roof of a warehouse.
2009CA002 CA Construction laborer dies after being crushed under a concrete patio foundation.
2009CA001 CA Research associate dies from burns sustained while working with a pyrophoric chemical.
2008CA010 CA Roof man dies when he falls from the roof of a two-story house while applying a tent for fumigation.
2008CA009 CA A diesel mechanic dies when he is crushed between the tire and the cab of a fire truck - California.
2008CA007 CA Machine operator in a plastic recycling facility dies after being caught in a bale breaker machine.
2008CA006 CA Laborer dies when he falls 35 feet from a scaffold after being electrocuted - California.
2008CA005 CA A tree trimmer dies when he is pulled into a wood chipper.
2008CA004 CA Construction worker dies when he falls through the ceiling of a refrigerator freezer unit.
2008CA002 CA A truck driver dies when he falls off the top of a tank trailer.
2008CA001 CA A maintenance worker dies when he falls off the roof of an apartment building.
2007CA011 CA Machine operator dies when a molding press machine closes on him.
2007CA009 CA A Hispanic ironworker dies when he falls 50 feet through a floor opening.
2007CA008 CA Material handler dies when she is crushed against a podium by a backing forklift - California.
2007CA007 CA A Hispanic maintenance worker dies after falling through a skylight.
2007CA006 CA A Hispanic welder died when the diesel fuel tank he was welding exploded.
2007CA005 CA A maintenance supervisor dies when he falls off a ladder into a hot water tank.
2007CA004 CA A boat repairman dies from burns received from a fire caused by an exploding battery.
2007CA003 CA A packer in a manufacturing facility dies when he is struck by a pipe that rolled off a storage rack.
2007CA002 CA A Hispanic laborer dies when a stack of paper bales collapses onto him.
2007CA001 CA A laborer dies in a street work zone after being backed over by a dump truck.
2006CA008 CA A hotel maintenance worker died from injuries received from an electrical flash.
2006CA007 CA An electrician was electrocuted while repairing a lighting circuit.
2006CA006 CA A machine operator died when caught in the threads being wound onto the take-up spool of a warping machine.
2006CA005 CA A Hispanic machine operator died when struck in the abdomen by a piece of acrylic being milled on a vertical milling machine.
2006CA004 CA A heavy equipment mechanic died when a scraper tire exploded.
2006CA003 CA A construction foreman dies when the construction equipment he was operating tipped over on him.
2006CA002 CA A machine operator's helper died when caught in a slitting machine.
2006CA001 CA A Hispanic laborer operating an overhead crane died when he was crushed between two steel frames when the rigging failed.
2005CA011 CA A facility maintenance mechanic died when crushed between an overhead bridge crane and light fixture.
2005CA010 CA A Hispanic car wash supervisor died when an air tank exploded in a car wash equipment room.
2005CA009 CA A construction elevator operator died when he was struck by the counterweights of a construction elevator in motion.
2005CA008 CA A mechanic died when crushed by the lift bed of a trash roll-off truck.
2005CA007 CA An apprentice mechanic died when the truck tire he was standing over exploded.
2005CA006 CA A supervisor dies when crushed by a machine that manufactures concrete blocks.
2005CA005 CA A 17-year-old Hispanic laborer died when crushed by concrete and stone castings.
2005CA004 CA A car wash attendant dies when pulled into a side arm rotating brush in a car wash.
2005CA003 CA A helper on a steel-slitting machine died when caught in between some sheet metal and the rewind cylinder.
2005CA002 CA A plumber died when the trench he was working in collapsed around him.
2005CA001 CA A backhoe operator died when his backhoe pinned him against a retaining wall.
2004CA013 CA Two maintenance mechanics died when a suspended steel dock plate fell on them.
2004CA012 CA A forklift operator died when he was crushed in the mast of a forklift.
2004CA011 CA A machine operator died when he was caught between a conveyor belt and tension roller underneath an industrial machine.
2004CA009 CA A tractor operator died when his tractor rolled over on him.
2004CA008 CA A construction laborer died when he was struck by a fast moving vehicle as he crossed the roadway in a street construction work zone.
2004CA007 CA A youth dies when a forklift rolls over on him.
2004CA005 CA A laborer dies when struck by a packer panel in the hopper of a rear-loading trash truck.
2004CA004 CA Two heavy equipment mechanics electrocuted while working on a large earth moving piece of construction equipment called a scraper.
2004CA003 CA A crane oiler dies when crushed between the counterweights and the rotating superstructure of a mobile crane.
2004CA002 CA A saw operator dies when struck by an aluminum plate that fell from a vacuum crane.
2004CA001 CA A machine operator dies when crushed inside a knitting machine.
2003CA010 CA An automotive mechanic died when the vehicle he was working under slipped off a lift and fell on him.
2003CA009 CA An equipment operator died after being run over by a double trailer truck.
2003CA008 CA A butcher died after getting his hand caught in a meat grinder.
2003CA006 CA A machine operator died when crushed in a plastic injection molding machine.
2003CA005 CA A maintenance mechanic died when the forklift he was working on slipped off a jack and fell on him.
2003CA004 CA A machine operator died when caught in a plastic injection molding machine.
2003CA003 CA An apprentice mechanic died when crushed in a machine that stacks wooden pallets.
2003CA002 CA A laborer died when crushed between the forks and the cab of a trash truck.
2003CA001 CA A machine operator died when crushed in an automatic feed system of a cardboard box waxing machine.
2002CA010 CA A construction laborer was run over by a front-end loader.
2002CA009 CA A machine operator died when his glove caught in a wire drawing machine.
2002CA008 CA A Hispanic female laborer was run over by a forklift that was moving a trash bin in a waste transfer and recycling station.
2002CA007 CA A security guard is killed when he was run over by a heavy-duty industrial forklift while directing traffic in a cargo container storage yard.
2002CA006 CA A truck driver died when he fell off of and was run over by the backhoe he was riding on.
2002CA005 CA A service writer for a car dealership died when he was struck in the head by an alignment rack that rolled off a handcart.
2002CA004 CA A welder dies after being crushed by a hydraulic door on a scrap metal shredding machine.
2002CA003 CA A construction worker jumps over a cement barrier onto an interstate highway transition road and is killed when struck by an oncoming vehicle.
2002CA002 CA A construction laborer was killed when a rubber tire bulldozer backed over him as he was doing a grade check.
2002CA001 CA A heavy equipment operator died when the dump truck he was backing slid down an embankment and then tumbled over.
2001CA013 CA A construction carpenter was killed when struck by the bucket of a backhoe.
2001CA012 CA A heavy equipment spotter died when he was backed over by a front-end loader inside a trash collection transfer station.
2001CA010 CA An industrial washing machine operator died when pulled inside a machine while loading sheets.
2001CA009 CA An elevator mechanic helper died when he was crushed in an escalator while performing maintenance.
2001CA008 CA A construction surveyor is run over by a motor grader that was backing up.
2001CA007 CA Machine operator crushed between the plates of an injection mold while performing maintenance.
2001CA006 CA A crane operator is knocked off a truck bed and crushed by an unsecured 40-foot tower crane jib.
2001CA005 CA Maintenance worker is killed when backed over by a bucket loader at a glass recycling center.
2001CA004 CA A traffic controller is killed when backed over by a dump truck.
2001CA002 CA A tractor operator dies when his tractor rolls over on him.
2001CA001 CA A mechanic dies when struck in the head by a forklift that slipped off a jack.
2000CA010 CA Tree trimmer dies when pulled into in a brush chipper.
2000CA009 CA A maintenance repairman dies when struck by a piece of metal in the chest.
2000CA008 CA A punch press operator dies when struck by a piece of metal in the abdomen.
2000CA007 CA Electrician dies when crushed between the rails of a workbasket mounted on a hydraulic crane and the face of an industrial neon-fluorescent sign.
2000CA006 CA A construction flag person dies after being backed over by a truck.
2000CA005 CA A construction inspector dies after being backed over by a ten-wheel asphalt dump truck.
2000CA004 CA A highway worker dies when struck by a speeding vehicle while picking up cones on an interstate highway.
2000CA003 CA A window washer falls approximately 60 feet off a swing stage scaffold when one of the electric hoists fails.
2000CA002 CA A general laborer dies when he falls into a process tank of heated nickel acetate.
2000CA001 CA Construction worker is crushed by steel beams when overloaded nylon slings fail.
1999CA010 CA Fitter/welder is crushed between two pressure vessels and dies in California.
1999CA009 CA Forklift operator dies when his straddle fork overturns and crushes him in California.
1999CA006 CA Mechanic dies when bus falls off jack stands and crushes him in California.
1999CA005 CA Laborer/forklift operator dies when crushed by a forklift driven by a co-worker in California.
1999CA004 CA Plant manager dies when he falls from the top of a boiler in California.
1999CA003 CA Maintenance welder dies when his electric cart is struck by a forklift in California.
1999CA002 CA Ornamental iron installer dies when crushed by load that fell off forklift in California.
1999CA001 CA Truck driver run over by tractor-trailer at trash transfer station and dies in California.
1998CA017 CA Hod carrier dies and three co-workers injured in fall from rolling tower scaffold in California.
1998CA016 CA Tile roofer supervisor falls from roof of multi-story building and dies in California.
1998CA015 CA Crane operator/foreman is impaled and dies when moving crane strikes gate in California.
1998CA014 CA Equipment operator dies when ejected from and run over by his pavement compactor in California.
1998CA013 CA Janitor falls from personnel platform resting on forklift prongs and dies in California.
1998CA012 CA Laborer dies when run over by heavy equipment in California.
1998CA011 CA Laborer falls through skylight opening in warehouse roof to the ground below and dies in California.
1998CA010 CA Structural ironworker foreman falls off beams of warehouse roof to the floor below and dies in California.
1998CA009 CA Longshoreman/swingman falls from personnel platform being lowered into ship and dies in California.
1998CA008 CA Industrial machinery mover dies when a heavy cabinet falls off of transport devices and crushes him in California.
1998CA006 CA Sheet metal worker falls off step ladder and dies in California.
1998CA005 CA Laborer/helper falls through opening in warehouse roof to the floor below and dies in California.
1998CA004 CA Poultry worker is caught in the metal paddles of a feather dryer and dies in California.
1998CA003 CA Electrician apprentice dies when his neck is crushed by a scissor lift in California.
1998CA002 CA Fumigator falls off roof during tenting and dies in California.
1998CA001 CA Supervisor has head crushed by an injection molding machine when it cycles during set-up in California.
1997CA011 CA Heavy duty equipment operator is crushed when front-end loader falls off a trailer during backing in California.
1997CA010 CA Fire fighter dies of heat stroke while making a fire line during a wildland fire in California.
1997CA009 CA Laborer is crushed by a clam shell bucket when it disconnects from its crane in California.
1997CA008 CA Operating engineer is crushed by a backhoe attachment when it disconnects from its tractor in California.
1997CA007 CA Forklift operator is crushed by a roll of paper when it falls out of a railroad boxcar in California.
1997CA006 CA Machinist repairman dies when a large mail bucket swings free during repair and crushes him in California.
1997CA005 CA Heavy equipment operator dies when excavator slips down a hill and becomes buried in mud in California.
1997CA003 CA Two fire fighters die and one seriously injured when an upstairs floor collapses on them during a residential fire in California.
1997CA002 CA Supervisor dies when caught between an adjusting bar and the frame of a knitting machine in California.
1997CA001 CA Crane oiler dies when crushed between a crawler crane cab and track in California.
1996CA016 CA Warehouseman dies when crushed by forklift in California.
1996CA015 CA Electrician apprentice dies in a fall from a ladder in California.
1996CA014 CA Plumber is electrocuted when he contacts the frayed wires of his work light in California.
1996CA013 CA Carpenter dies in a fall from a ladder when circular saw slashes his neck in California.
1996CA012 CA Truck driver dies when run over by heavy equipment in California.
1996CA011 CA Backhoe operator dies when run over by his backhoe in California.
1996CA010 CA Operator dies when his front-end loader falls into an excavation and crushes him in California.
1996CA009 CA Shipfitter/welder dies when an oxygen cylinder explodes in California.
1996CA008 CA Welder dies when crushed by a falling structural steel beam tipped over by a crane in California.
1996CA007 CA Laborer dies in trench cave-in in California.
1996CA006 CA Two well drillers electrocuted when their truck-mounted boom contacts overhead power lines in California.
1996CA005 CA Maintenance engineer dies after falling approximately 45 feet from a catwalk in California.
1996CA004 CA Maintenance mechanic dies after spreader beam falls and crushes him in California.
1996CA003 CA Construction superintendent dies when crushed by a falling crane boom in California.
1996CA002 CA Student worker (laborer) is electrocuted when street light standard makes electrical contact in California.
1996CA001 CA Truck driver dies when crushed by forklift in California.
1995CA021 CA Developmentally disabled worker dies after being run over by a front-end loader in California.
1995CA020 CA Truck driver dies when run over by heavy equipment in California.
1995CA019 CA Truck driver dies when a load of lumber falls over and crushes him in California.
1995CA018 CA Vineyard equipment operator dies after being crushed by a forklift in California.
1995CA017 CA Laborer dies in trench cave-in in California.
1995CA016 CA Journeyman iron worker dies after falling from a freeway bent cap in California.
1995CA015 CA Iron worker foreman dies after falling from a catwalk in California.
1995CA014 CA Two oil field mechanics die in a pressure vessel rupture at an oil refinery in California.
1995CA012 CA Sheet operator dies after being crushed by the forks on a sheeting unit in California.
1995CA011 CA Crane operator falls 30 feet from a crane while working from a freeway overpass in California.
1995CA010 CA Equipment operator dies after the backhoe he was operating rolled off an embankment in California.
1995CA008 CA Shop foreman dies after being crushed by a forklift in California.
1995CA006 CA Recycling packer dies after being crushed by a recycling ram in California.
1995CA005 CA Wood fabricating assembler died after being crushed by a wooden flange in California.
1995CA004 CA Transportation coordinator dies after being crushed by a large wind machine in California.
1995CA001 CA Maintenance mechanic died after falling approximately 30 feet from an elevated forklift platform in California.
1994CA018 CA Stunt woman dies after performing a 44 foot jump from a building in California.
1994CA017 CA Tile setter dies after falling approximately 30 feet while at work at a commercial office building in California.
1994CA016 CA Three oil field workers died after inhaling carbon monoxide gas in an oil well cellar in California.
1994CA015 CA Two engineers die after an explosion occurred at an explosive test facility.
1994CA014 CA Elevator maintenance worker dies from fall in an elevator shaft in California.
1994CA013 CA While installing metal frames on a residential building, a handyman falls 20 feet from a scaffold and dies in California.
1994CA012 CA Lumberyard orderman died from injuries sustained after a laminated beam falls on him in California.
1994CA011 CA Forklift driver dies from injuries sustained after being crushed by a forklift California.
1994CA009 CA Warehouseman dies from asphyxiation in salt storage bin in California.
1994CA007 CA Delivery truck driver dies after being crushed by a truck while making a delivery to a local market.
1994CA006 CA Traction power inspector dies after being electrocuted while doing routine maintenance at a traction power substation in California.
1994CA005 CA Construction foreman dies after falling approximately 28 feet during roofing retro-fit operation in California.
1994CA004 CA Coil tester electrocuted while testing insulation on a conduit coil in California.
1994CA003 CA Carpenter dies from injuries sustained after falling approximately 20 feet while doing earthquake repair work in California.
1994CA002 CA A crew leadman and a general foreman die from burns sustained in fire at sanitation plant in California.
1994CA001 CA Two equipment operators electrocuted when irrigation pipe made contact with an overhead electrical line in California.
1993CA010 CA Elevator service technician dies after being crushed by an elevator counter-weight in California.
1993CA009 CA Welder dies in explosion while working inside a tanker trailer in California.
1993CA008 CA Maintenance worker electrocuted while at work on top of a water tank in California.
1993CA007 CA Tree trimmer falls from tree and dies in California.
1993CA006 CA Tree trimmer electrocuted by high voltage line in California.
1993CA004 CA Plant supervisor falls from loading dock and dies in California.
1993CA003 CA Manufacturing supervisor falls and dies in an elevator shaft in California.
1993CA002 CA Fire department paramedic dies after falling from helicopter during a retrieval operation in California.
1993CA001 CA Construction supervisor falls from an unguarded mezzanine and dies during a restaurant renovation project in California.
1992CA017 CA Courtesy clerk at grocery store falls from a ladder and dies in California.
1992CA016 CA Facilities journeyman electrician electrocuted while doing electrical maintenance work in California.
1992CA015 CA Warehouse laborer falls and dies after being lifted by a forklift to retrieve boxes in warehouse in California.
1992CA014 CA Electrician was electrocuted while doing repair work on a restaurant freezer in California.
1992CA013 CA Pipefitter electrocuted when closing metal gates at construction site in California.
1992CA012 CA Apprentice roofer falls nine feet from roof and dies in California.
1992CA011 CA Maintenance laborer electrocuted during renovation of an office building in California.
1992CA010 CA Equipment operator dies after being crushed by a beam during a demolition operation in California.
1992CA009 CA Painter falls from an apartment complex window and dies in California.
1992CA008 CA Roofer electrocuted after falling on power lines in California.
1992CA007 CA Laborer drowns in flooded pipeline after water main was ruptured by a backhoe in California.
1992CA006 CA Construction laborer electrocuted by energized crane in California.
1992CA005 CA Insulation plant operator electrocuted while changing an electrode in California.
1992CA004 CA Machine operator crushed in conveyor belt in California.
1992CA003 CA Plumber electrocuted while working in a crawlspace in California.
1992CA002 CA Electrical engineer dies after receiving burns from an electrical panel in California.
1992CA001 CA Laborer dies after inhaling fumes and drowning in California.

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