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Construction Industry Fatality Registry

Construction Industry Fatality Registry
Construction Industry Fatality Registry Law

As of December 23, 2020, the following reporting requirements are in effect in relation to workplace fatalities in the construction industry.

Seventy-two-hour (72 hr.) reports

  • a. Each county coroner, medical examiner or other authorized official whose role is to  register  deaths, when determining the cause and manner of death, must determine whether the death was the result of a work-related fatal injury in the workplace and report all such workplace fatalities in the construction industry to DOL within 72 hrs. of determination of death and within 30 days of the death.
  • b. Information to be reported within 72 hrs. shall include, but not be limited to:
    • (i) name of the worker;
    • (ii) age of the worker;
    • (iii) cause of death;
    • (iv) manner of death;
    • (v) location of death;
    • (vi) name of the contractor;
    • (vii) business address of the contractor;
    • (viii) name of the official or medical personnel making the declaration of death;
    • (ix) name of the person or persons charged with making the determination of the cause and manner of death; and
    • (x) contact information for the office making notification to DOL, including contact information for the person or persons making the declaration of death, the person or persons determining the cause of death, and the person or persons determining the manner of death.

Ninety-day (90 day) reports

  • a.  Upon receiving a 72 hr. report DOL must notify the contractor that the death was determined to be the result of a work-related fatal injury in the workplace and require the contractor to submit additional information regarding the workplace fatality. The contractor must provide the information to DOL no later than 90 days after receiving the  notification.
  • b.  Information to be reported within 90 days shall include, but not be limited to:
    • (i) name of the contractor;
    • (ii) business address of the contractor;
    • (iii) stated business purpose or industry of the contractor;
    • (iv) name and age of the worker;
    • (v) ethnicity of the worker, if known;
    • (vi) nationality of the worker, if known;
    • (vii) immigration status of the worker, if known;
    • (viii) craft, trade or occupation of the worker; and
    • (ix) union status of the worker.

Under this law, “worker” includes, but is not limited to, direct employees, contracted employees, subcontracted employees, independent contractors, temporary or contingency workers, apprentices, interns, volunteers, or any other persons who perform duties at the direction and discretion of a contractor or who provide services pursuant to a contract in the workplace

DOL may impose a fine of $1,000 - $2,500 against contractors for failure to file a timely 90 day report.

Fatalities shall be reported directly to this email:  [email protected]

Zero construction fatalities have thus far been reported in 2022.  DOL will be publishing the required data as it becomes available.