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Accident: 109262.015 - Employee Falls From Highway Overpass And Is Killed

Accident: 109262.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1347235.01509/19/2018California Department Of Transportation

At 3:00 a.m. on September 19, 2018, an employee, for an unknown reason, stepped directly on top of the concrete median wall of an overpass. After walking back a nd forth on top of the wall, he jumped and landed 50 feet below onto the groundc over next to the freeway that connected a ramp. Emergency services were contacte d by coworkers and, upon arrival, the employee was taken to a nearby hospital. T he employee was admitted and treated for multiple rib fractures and other intern al injuries, which he later died from.

Keywords: concrete slab, emergency response, fall, fracture, highway, rib

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1347235.015 57 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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