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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 c onstruction company, were working at a resurfacing project at a four-line divide d 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 back ing up the truck to reposition it when the truck's rear passenger-side wheels st ruck and backed over Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and w as killed. Investigation determined that Employee #1 had been wearing high visi bility clothing and standing beneath a portable light tower when struck.
Keywords: backing up, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, crushing, dump truck, flagger, highway, lighting, protective clothing, road paving, run over, struck by
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 Flagman FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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