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Accident: 1008762 - Two Employees Injured When Struck By Vehicle

Accident: 1008762 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 08/22/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10480802708/24/19887538Nysta Buffalo Div Maint Fac
At approximately 9:40 a.m. on August 22, 1988, Employee #1 was picking up trash as part of a cleanup operation on the center mall area of the westbound Thruway. He was walking in front of Thruway vehicle #4622, driven by Employee #2, when it was rammed by another vehicle. The Thruway vehicle lurched forward and struck Employee #1, sending him airborne over the center barrier and onto the eastbound center median. He suffered leg, head, and various internal injuries and was hospitalized. Employee #2 was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor back and neck injuries that did not require hospitalization. Both employees were wearing safety vests and helmets and the vehicle's emergency overhead lights were operating.
Keywords: head, highway, traffic accident, cleaning, back, collision, neck, struck by, motor vehicle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104808027 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.
2 104808027 Hospitalized injury Fracture Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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