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Accident: 1001999 - One Killed, One Injured When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 1001999 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/07/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10193814009/10/19861611Manatt'S Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were driving a pick-up truck as an escort for a lowboy transporting a backhoe along an interstate highway. The lowboy driver contacted the escort by CB radio and told the two employees that he thought either a chain had come loose or the backhoe had hit the bottom of the last overpass. Instead of stopping and checking the load, the escort assumed a position two or three car lengths behind the lowboy. Employee # 1 was struck in the head by a flying object and was killed. Employee #2 was struck in the neck and hospitalized.
Keywords: head, highway, unsecured, work rules, construction, collision, neck, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101938140 Fatality Other Supervisors, material moving equipment operators
2 101938140 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, light

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