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Accident: 117409.015 - Highway Work Zone Flagger Is Struck And Killed By Dump Truck

Accident: 117409.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 06/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410855.01506/25/2019Peter Baker & Son Co.
At 12:15 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a road construction company, were working at a resurfacing project at a four-line divided highway. Employee #1 was working as flagger, signaling both construction and public traffic. The coworker was operating a ten-wheeled 2005 Sterling Acterra dump truck, and was hauling away the milled road surface. The coworker was backing up the truck to reposition it when the truck's rear passenger-side wheels struck and backed over Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed. Investigation determined that Employee #1 had been wearing high visibility clothing and standing beneath a portable light tower when struck.
Keywords: protective clothing, crushing, struck by, construction vehicle, crushed, flagger, lighting, run over, highway, dump truck, construction, backing up, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1410855.015 57 F Fatality Other Flagman FallDist:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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