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Accident: 200357010 - Two Employees Are Killed When Struck By Truck

Accident: 200357010 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31193775906/17/20089221Onslow County Sheriff'S Department
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31193777507/28/20089229Onslow County Emergency Services
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31193778307/28/20089229Onslow County Rescue Squad - Sneads Ferry
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31193776706/18/20089224Verona Volunteer Fire Department

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 14, 2008, a county sheriff's dispatcher received a call that heavy smoke was accumulating on a highway. Employee #1 and a coworker, county deputies, approached the area, Employee #1 from the north and the coworker from the south. They saw an accident in the South bound lane with a truck towing a trailer. The dispatcher had also alerted the volunteer fire department, who responded approximately the same time as the sheriff's. The area of the accident was where the road raised up as it approached an overpass. The higher the highway became the denser the smoke. Employee #2, a fireman, set up a road block to slow down or stop on coming traffic. Employee #1 and Employee #2 heard a woman calling for help. As the coworker exited his car, he saw the head lights of a tractor trailer truck and yelled to Employee #1 and Employee #2. The truck plowed through hitting his patrol car on the right side, spinning it around and knocking him into the air where he landed on soft dirt inside the median. The truck then struck Employee #1 and Employee #2 head on, killing them.

Keywords: tractor trailer, motor vehicle, fire, truck, smoke, struck by, run over

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311937759 Fatality Other Police and detectives, public service
2 311937775 Occupation not reported
3 311937783 Occupation not reported
4 311937767 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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