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Accident: 123282527 - Employee Injured When Struck By Car During Road Construction

Accident: 123282527 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 12/02/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12328252712/03/19961611Burns Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 2, 1996, Employee #1, of Burns Construction, was retrieving street cones from the company's 1972 GMC flatbed truck, CT plate G14346. It was parked in the southwest-bound lane near the intersection of two streets, with the passenger's front wheel off the road and on the grass. His coworker had set up a saw across the street and, in about a minute, had cut 10 ft of a 200 ft cut to be made in the asphalt. At this time, the driver of a Ford sedan heading southwest down the same street, was apparently blinded by the sun. While reaching for her sunglasses on the rearview mirror, she drove into the parked truck just as Employee #1 was walking along the driver's side between the door and the rear tires. He sustained serious injuries to his lower body, and was hospitalized. Both employees were wearing reflective vests. Six traffic cones had been set up, but there was no warning sign.
Keywords: traffic accident, construction, traffic control, automobile, struck by, poor visibility
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123282527 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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