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Accident: 126613.015 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Widener Machine

Accident: 126613.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 05/29/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1477206.01506/01/2020Ronyak Paving, Inc.

At 12:15 p.m. on May 29, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a paving company, were working on a road repaving project. The coworker was operating a widener machine, and Employee #1 was walking alongside the machine and raking as phalt spill back onto the road. A motor vehicle hit low-hanging telecommunicati ons wires, and the wires fell and came into contact with either the coworker or the machine controls. The widener shifted into reverse and struck Employee #1, who was pulled under the machine and run over. Employee #1 sustained crushing i njuries and was killed.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction vehicle, crushed, falling object, motor vehicle, overhead power line, road, road paving, run over, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1477206.015 31 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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