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Accident: 1002526 - Employee Killed When Struck By Automobile

Accident: 1002526 -- Report ID: 0253620 -- Event Date: 11/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10477062311/09/19887538Dept. Of Public Works Steuben County
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 15, 1988, Employee #1 was acting as a flagman for a highway crew of three that was preparing to remove sand and salt from a bridge surface. The crew was identified to traffic by a warning sign that read, "Road Work Ahead." Employee #1 was at the eastern end of the bridge, approximately 500 ft in front of the work area, when he was struck and killed by a 1987/1988 Buick automobile. He died as a result of head and neck injuries, but he also sustained fractures in both legs below the knees. Employee #1 was not wearing a reflective vest or other high visibility clothing. The motorist whose car struck him was approximately 80 years old and visually impaired. The paved two-lane roadway leading to the bridge was 28 ft wide, with a shoulder.
Keywords: fracture, head, highway, work rules, flagman, automobile, elderly, neck, struck by, reflective vest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104770623 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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