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Accident: 1002542 - Employee Struck By Automobile

Accident: 1002542 -- Report ID: 0253620 -- Event Date: 03/18/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10847475003/20/19909224Canisteo Fire Department
At 3:13 a.m. on March 18, 1990, Employee #1 was acting as a fire policeman controlling traffic at the scene of a one car rollover accident. It was a night with no moon or other light source. Employee #1 was approximately 150 ft from emergency vehicles, using a flash light with red wand end to direct traffic. He did not wear orange, red or other protective clothing. While he was standing in the north bound lane, a 1989 Chevy automobile crossed the south bound lane into the north bound lane and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained a fatal head injury.
Keywords: protective clothing, traffic accident, vehicle, traffic control, lighting, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108474750 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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