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Accident: 116941.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Two Are Injured When Struck By Truck

Accident: 116941.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1406776.01506/10/2019Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.
At 6:55 a.m. on June 7, 2019, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a utility se rvices company, drove in two utility pickup trucks to their starting work locati on, a two-lane rural road with no shoulder. They parked their trucks in the nor thbound lane, resulting in 75 percent of the 8-foot wide lane being blocked. Th ey then began to unload tools and equipment they would use to inspect and treat wooden power poles located on the opposite side of the road. Each truck was equ ipped with a single rotating orange light and vertical flagger flags on the back . As the three employees unloaded tools from the rearmost truck, an oncoming pi ckup truck traveling north struck the employees and the driver-side rear corner of the utility truck. Employee #1 was thrown across the roadway to the opposite ditch and killed. Employee #2 required hospitalization and treatment for fract ure injuries to the head. Employee #3 required hospitalization and treatment fo r a fractured left hand. As a result of his injury, a finger was amputated.
Keywords: amputation, caught between, construction, finger, fracture, hand, head, highway, pickup truck, skull, struck by, traffic control, utility pole, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1406776.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 1406776.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
3 1406776.015 43 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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