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Accident: 170048078 - Employee Dies After Being Thrown From Postal Vehicle

Accident: 170048078 -- Report ID: 0931600 -- Event Date: 11/17/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1809110811/21/19894311U.S. Postal Service

At approximately 1:40 p.m. on November 17, 1989, Employee #1, a rural carrier postal worker, was driving a 1970 model AMG excessed right-hand drive postal vehicle to deliver mail. He was traveling down a curved, graded road when he lost control of the vehicle, flipped it over, and was thrown out. Employee #1 was not wearing a seat belt and sustained broken ribs, lacerations, and a skull fracture. He died from his injuries.

Keywords: ejected, fracture, vehicle, work rules, seat belt, skull, rib, lost control, overturn

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18091108 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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