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  • Young Worker Fatalities

    The following tables contain links to fatality investigation reports of incidents where young workers under the age of eighteen were killed. The first table contains a list of cases investigated by NIOSH; the second table contains a list of cases investigated by state investigators in state FACE programs.


    NIOSH FACE Investigations of Young Worker Incidents:

    Report ID Title
    86-27 Part-time Laborer Electrocuted in Ohio
    86-32 General Laborer Electrocuted in North Carolina
    88-35 Assistant Pool Manager Electrocuted
    89-46 Five Family Members Die After Entering Manure Waste Pit on Dairy Farm
    92-32 Commercial Fisherman Drowned After Fishing Vessel Capsized—Alaska
    96-19 Sixteen-year-old Electrical-Contractor Laborer Electrocuted—Texas
    98-15 9-Year-Old Child Helping With Blueberry Harvest Dies After Being Run Over by Cargo Truck on Field Road
    98-16 Roofer Helper Dies After Falling 16½ Feet From Roof to Concrete Basement Way—Kansas
    99-02 Youth Dies in Trench Collapse—Arizona
    99-05 15-year-old Campground Laborer Dies After Striking a Camper Trailer Hitch While Operating a Utility Vehicle—Ohio
    99-06 16-Year-Old Ride Attendant Dies After Being Caught and Dragged By Amusement Park Ride—Connecticut
    2000-03 Youth Laborer Dies in Trench Collapse—Michigan
    2000-04 Fourteen-Year-Old Laborer Dies After a Stored Piece of Hoisting Apparatus Fell on Him at an Automobile Repossession Yard—Pennsylvania
    2000-06 Sixteen-Year-Old Farmworker Dies in a Cotton Packing Machine After Being Covered with a Load of Cotton —Georgia
    2000-07 Three Tower Painters Die After Falling 1,200 Feet When Riding the Hoist Line—North Carolina
    2000-08 Seventeen-Year-Old Window Washer Dies After Falling 180 Feet Due to a Rigging Anchor Failure—Pennsylvania
    2000-09 Sixteen-Year-Old Laborer At a Building Supply Center Crushed by Forklift That Tipped Over—Ohio
    2000-14 Sixteen-Year-Old Mechanic’s Assistant Died After Being Run Over By the Rear Wheels of a Tub Grinder —Connecticut
    2000-16 A 16-year-old Died After Falling 27 Feet at a Residential Construction Site—Alabama
    2000-17 17-year-old Lifeguard Dies After Falling Into a Nearly Empty Swimming Pool
    2000-18 A 15-Year-Old Male Farm Laborer Dies After the Tractor He was Operating Overturned Into a Manure Pit—Pennsylvania
    2000-19 Sixteen-Year-Old Produce-Market Worker Dies From Crushing Injuries After Being Caught in a Vertical Downstroke Baler—New York
    2000-21 Fourteen-Year-Old Youth Pulled Into Operating Wood Chipper—Florida
    2000-22 Seventeen-Year-Old Laborer at Salvage Lumber Operation Crushed by Forklift That Tipped Over—New York
    2000-23 A 16-Year-Old Roofer Helper Dies After 28-Foot Fall Down an Unguarded Elevator Shaft Opening—Pennsylvania
    2001-04 Fifteen-Year-Old Laborer Dies After Falling Through a Skylight—Florida
    2001-07 Fourteen-Year-Old Laborer Dies After Falling Through a Skylight—Alabama
    2001-10 Seventeen-Year-Old Part-Time Road Construction Laborer Dies After Being Run Over by a Water Truck—Indiana
    2001-13 Fourteen-Year-Old Rental Equipment Worker Dies from Asphyxiation After Becoming Entangled in an Electric Chain Hoist—Colorado
    2002-02 Seventeen-Year-Old Warehouse Laborer Dies After the Forklift He Was Operating Tipped Over and Crushed Him—Arizona
    2002-10 Youth Farm Worker Dies After Falling Into Operating Feed Grinder/Mixer—Ohio
    2003-07 Two Hispanic Construction Laborers (Ages Fifteen and Sixteen) Die After Trench Collapse - South Carolina
    2003-13 18-year-old Dies After Being Entangled In A Portable Mortar Mixer—South Carolina

     

    State-FACE investigations of Young Worker Incidents:

    Case # State Report Title
    01AK027 AK A 14-year-old Laborer Crushed Under 5-ton Beam
    92CA017 CA Courtesy clerk at grocery store falls from a ladder and dies in California
    94CO006 CO 17-year-old Worker at a Plastic Products Manufacturing Plant Died as a Result of an Overexposure to Tetrachloroethylene (also known as Perchloroethylene)
    95CO054 CO A Car Wash Employee is Electrocuted While Working on Equipment
    95IA021 IA Youth falls from ladder and dies while changing light bulb -- Iowa
    95IA009 IA 12 Year Old Boy Dies from a Tractor Rollover in a Roadside Ditch
    99IA003 IA Youth Farm Worker is Killed when He Becomes Entangled in PTO Driveline of an Old Grinder-mixer
    00KY119 KY 15-Year-Old Dies in Utility Golf Cart Overturn
    01KY062 KY Youth Riding as Passenger on Tractor Killed by Overturn
    94MA008 MA Massachusetts Newspaper Boy Dies When Struck By a Van While Crossing The Street On His Bicycle
    94MA016 MA Massachusetts Newspaper Girl Dies After Being Struck By a Jeep While Delivering Her Route From a Bicycle
    96MA031 MA Construction Laborer Crushed by Unattended Rolling Street Sweeper at Asphalt Plant in Massachusetts
    97MA031 MA Construction Laborer Dies In Trench Cave-In At Oil Tank Removal Site in Massachusetts
    00MA050 MA Youth Killed While Driving Golf Cart at Country Club - Massachusetts
    00MA058 MA Massachusetts Youth Killed While Operating Forklift at Seafood Processing Facility
    03MI052 MI Farm Youth Died When He Became Entangled in an Unguarded PTO Shaft
    92MN009 MN Landscape Laborer Dies After Being Struck By The Bucket Of A Case Skid Steer Loader
    94MN030 MN Farm Youth Dies After Being Crushed by a "run away" Chopper Wagon
    94MN039 MN Farm Youth Dies After Tractor He was Driving Rolled Over on Him
    94MN041 MN Farm Youth Dies After Tractor He was Driving Rolled Over on Him
    95MN045 MN Farm Youth Dies After Being Engulfed In Corn Inside A Steel Grain Bin
    95MN046 MN Farmer Youth Dies After Being Struck By A Loader Bucket
    97MN038 MN Farmer Youth Dies After Being Run Over By A Grass Seeder
    98MN044 MN Laborer Dies After Being Crushed By Caterpillar That Fell From Railroad Trestle
    00MN029 MN Farm Youth Dies After Falling From And Being Run Over By Tractor in Minnesota
    99MO022 MO Eleven-Year-Old Farm-Boy Dies Following Tractor Accident
    00MO063 MO Child Laborer Electrocuted While Working At Sawmill in Missouri
    98NE029 NE Tractor Overturn Kills Temporary Worker
    99NE028 NE Farm Youth Suffocated in Corn Bin
    01NE026 NE Youth Landscaper Pinned Underneath Front End Loader
    01NJ118 NJ 15-Year-Old Youth Crushed While Cleaning a Dough Mixing Machine
    02NJ021 NJ 17-Year-Old Pizza Delivery Driver Killed in a Motor Vehicle Accident
    98OK025 OK Farm Worker Dies of Burn-Related Injuries while Trapped in a Burning Hay Baler - Oklahoma
    00OK037 OK A 17-year Old Laborer for a Boat Dock Construction Company Drowned While Attempting to Swim Approximately 35 Yards to Shore from a Construction Barge in Oklahoma
    00OK045 OK A 17-year Old on a Hay Hauling Crew Died from Injuries Received When He Fell from a Moving Hay Truck and was Apparently Run Over by the Vehicle's Tire in Oklahoma
    01OK076 OK A 13-year-old Construction Laborer Died When He Fell From A Scaffold Board and Struck A Scaffold Cross-brace
    98WA113 WA Fifteen-Year-Old Worker Falls from Roof of Building in Washington State
    99WA056 WA Tractor Overturn Kills 16-Year-Old Farm Worker in Washington State
    98WI074 WI Youth Worker Dies After Being Pinned Under Tractor at a Food Processing Plant
    00WI012 WI Youth Restaurant Cashier Shot to Death During Attempted Robbery
    00WI025 WI Youth Farm Worker Pinned Under Overturned Horse-Drawn Manure Sled
    00WI048 WI Youth Newspaper Deliveryperson Killed When he Fell out of the Open Door of a Minivan and was Run Over -- Wisconsin
    00WI080 WI Youth Camp Counselor Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    00WI106 WI Youth Newspaper Delivery Assistant Dies in Motor Vehicle Collision
    01WI002 WI Youth Reserve Recruit Killed in Automobile Collision While Traveling on Duty
    92WY013 WY Sheepherder Struck by Lightning in Wyoming




    This information came from a
    NIOSH online article.

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