Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE)

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE)

The Minnesota Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored surveillance program that conducts ongoing surveillance and investigations of targeted work-related fatalities in Minnesota. Minnesota (MN) FACE investigates and writes incident reports on work-related fatalities. Investigations are conducted from a safety perspective to identify factors that increase the risk of work-related fatal injury and to develop recommendations to prevent future occurrence of work-related fatalities. All information collected by MN FACE is kept private under Minnesota statute. MN FACE investigates all fatalities involving industrial machines, highway work zones, farm work-related occurrences and workers 18 years of age or less throughout the state of Minnesota. These investigations have identified some of the most serious ongoing hazardous work situations in the agricultural industry in Minnesota (Boyle et al., 1995; Brown et al., 1997; Madery and Parker, 1993; Parker and Wahl, 1999; Wahl et al., 1996; Wahl et al., 1996; Parker et al., 1996). From 1994 to 2003, MN FACE investigated 87 farm work-related fatalities.

Link to NIOSH FACE website.

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Boyle D, Parker Dl, Lexau C, Wahl G, and Schutske J. Agricultural auger-related injuries and fatalities – Minnesota 1992-1994. MMWR 1995; 36:657-60.

Brown M, Parker D, Seeland E, Boyle D, and Wahl G. Five years of work-related injuries and fatalities in Minnesota. Agriculture: a high-risk industry. Minn Med 1997; 80(8):29-32.

Madery G and Parker D. Fatalities attributed to entering manure waste pits – Minnesota, 1992. MMWR 1993; 42:325-29.

Parker DL and Wahl G. Childhood work-related agricultural fatalities – Minnesota 1994-1997. MMWR 1999; 48:332-5

Wahl G, Parker DL, and Folken S. Grain-bin related drowning deaths in Minnesota. MMWR 1996; 45:837-41

Wahl G, M Brown, MPH, and Parker DL. Fatalaties Associated With Large Round Hay Bales - Minnesota, 1994-1996. MMWR 1996; 47, No 02;27 01/23/1998

Parker DL, Boyle DJ, Wahl G, Murray JS, Rolf JW, Merchant JA, Rautiainen R, Johnson W, Hirsh GL, Hetzler WE. Skid-Steer Loader-Related Fatalities in the Workplace-United States, 1992-1995. MMWR July 1996;45:624-628

Project Funded By: NIOSH
Project Begin: 1992
Project End: 2005
Grant Number: U60 CCU507283
Principal Investigator: Alan Bender
Contact: Alan Bender


Updated Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 10:03AM