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Accident: 1004761 - Highway Worker Killed When Struck By Speeding Vehicle

Accident: 1004761 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 04/26/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10482075805/03/19894131Bureau Of Highways Nycdot
At approximately 9:55 a.m. on April 26, 1989, Employee #1, a gasoline roller engineer for the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Highways, was working on a roadway in Manhattan when he was struck by a passenger vehicle. He sustained multiple fractures and died two days later at Harlem Hospital. According to a DOT official and witnesses, the passenger vehicle was traveling at a high speed when it struck Employee #1. DOT officials said that the driver was unlicensed and was operating a stolen vehicle.
Keywords: fracture, highway, traffic accident, speeding, collision, automobile, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104820758 Fatality Fracture Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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