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Accident: 126613.015 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Widener Machine

Accident: 126613.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 05/29/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1477206.01506/01/2020Ronyak Paving, Inc.
At 12:15 p.m. on May 29, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a paving company, were working on a road repaving project. The coworker was operating a widener machine, and Employee #1 was walking alongside the machine and raking asphalt spill back onto the road. A motor vehicle hit low-hanging telecommunications wires, and the wires fell and came into contact with either the coworker or the machine controls. The widener shifted into reverse and struck Employee #1, who was pulled under the machine and run over. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: road paving, struck by, road, crushed, motor vehicle, overhead power line, run over, falling object, construction vehicle, blunt force trauma
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477206.015 31 M Fatality Dislocation Construction laborers

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