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Accident: 126612.015 - Employee In Work Zone Is Struck And Killed By Drunk Driver

Accident: 126612.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 05/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1477194.01506/02/2020Louis-Company, Llc
At 7:45 p.m. on May 30, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construc tion company, were working inside the work zone of a bridge construction project . Employee #1 was operating a backpack air blower to clear debris on the bridge . An oncoming vehicle driven by a drunk driver knocked down traffic control bar rels, entered the work zone, and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained mult iple traumatic injuries and was killed.
Keywords: alcohol, amputation, blunt force trauma, bridge, cleaning, construction, highway work zone, laceration, motor vehicle, struck by, traffic barrel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1477194.015 22 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal

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