Most fatal falls from heights are from 20 feet or less
Fatal falls, slips, and trips were up 10 percent in 2014 from the previous year.
Falls to lower level were up 9 percent to 647 from 595 in 2013, and falls on the same level increased 17 percent. In 532 of the 647 fatal falls to lower level, the height of the fall was known.
Of those cases in which the height of fall was known, four-fifths involved falls of 30 feet or less (427) while about two-thirds (340) involved falls of 20 feet or less.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics