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California FACE Program – Digital Stories

The California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program investigates work-related fatalities to identify the causes and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. 

In an ongoing effort to use what we learn in our investigations to prevent workers from injury and death, the program is sharing workers’ compelling stories in a new format – the Digital Story. These stories combine photographs and prevention recommendations from FACE fatality investigation reports with re-creations of the fatal event, personal narration, and family photos. Viewers visit the scene of the incident and see work hazards up close. 

The stories are best used as educational triggers that can kick off a worker training session and facilitate discussion. The videos can be viewed on YouTube or downloaded for future use. Each digital story has its own “action page”, which provides discussion questions and fact sheets for training and education, a link to the corresponding FACE investigation report, and video download instructions. Click on the links (arrows) below to view the video on YouTube or to go the comprehensive “action page” for additional training materials and to download the story.

Preventing Falls Through Skylights

This video explains how Joe, a 45-year-old roofing supervisor, was killed when he fell through a skylight...and what can be done to prevent this from happening again.

 Skylight Video (5.42 minutes)   Spanish Skylight Video (6.11 minutes)
 View Skylight Fatality video on YouTube  View Skylight Fatality video in Spanish on YouTube

 

Skylight Fatalities Action Page

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Preventing Falls in the Solar Industry

This video explains how Hans Petersen, a 30-year-old solar panel installer, was killed when he fell off an apartment building roof… and what can be done to prevent this from happening again.

 Solar Video (4.30 minutes)  Spanish Solar Video (6 minutes)
 View solar fatality video on YouTube  View Spanish solar fatality video on YouTube

 

Solar Industry Fatalities Action Page 

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Preventing Wood Chipper Fatalities

This video explains how Antonio Barajas, a 33-year-old tree trimmer, was killed when he was thrown against a wood chipper… and what can be done to prevent this from happening again.

 Wood Chipper Video (3.48 minutes)       Spanish Wood Chipper Video (4.38 minutes)
 View wood chipper video on YouTube  View Spanish wood chipper video on YouTube


Wood Chipper Fatalities Action Page

 

 

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Last modified on: 12/2/2013 1:28 PM