25 percent of fatal falls at work involve a fall of 10 feet or less
Falls over 30' cited in 25 percent as well
Falls to lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities.
The revised Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) added the capability of recording the height of the fall. In 2011, the height of the fall was reported in 451 of the 541 fatal falls from higher level. Of those 451 cases, about one in four (115) occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another fourth (118) occurred from a fall of over 30 feet.