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Accident: 114480.015 - Employee Setting Up Traffic Protection Signs Incurs Multiple

Accident: 114480.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1382459.01503/04/2019Ca Transportation-Highways
At 9:30 a.m. on February 22, 2019, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a state highway department, were preparing a section of freeway for repair/m aintenance work. They were working as a team to close a shoulder lane and and e stablish a highway work zone. Coworker #1 was in front, operating the arrow boa rd truck which carried cones and traffic signs. Employee #1, traveling on the t ruck, was tasked with setting up traffic signs. Coworker #2 was operating the s hadow truck and watching the heavy traffic through his rear view mirror while dr iving behind the cone truck. The shadow truck's function was to protect employe es from traffic hazards. Coworker #1 stopped the cone truck. Employee #1 exite d the cone truck and began to assemble the traffic signs. Coworker #2 did not n otice that the cone truck had stopped and that Employee #1 was on the back side of the arrow board. Coworker #2 continued to drive forward, and Employee #1 was caught and crushed between the shadow truck and the arrow board trailer. Emerg ency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a right knee injury, a head laceration, and a right shoulder blade contusion.
Keywords: caught between, construction, construction vehicle, contusion, crushed, head, highway shoulder, highway work zone, knee, laceration, maintenance, repair, shoulder, struck by, traffic control, truck, truck driver
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1382459.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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