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Accident: 127319.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Motor Vehicle

Accident: 127319.015 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 06/26/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1480872.01506/26/2020Delmarva Power
At 8:45 a.m. on June 26, 2020, Employee #1, an engineering intern employed by a power line construction company, was inspecting a wood utility pole to determine whether power lines had been transferred from an old pole. The employee was we aring a high visibility vest and positioned on an emergency shoulder approximate ly 6 feet back from the driving lane. He began walking back to his personal veh icle, a 2019 Dodge Charger equipped with a safety strobe that was flashing yello w. There was no safe work zone established. The driver of a Toyota Highlander, who failed to notice Employee #1, pulled his vehicle off the road, reportedly t o check for car problems. The driver struck Employee #1 and dragged him 25 yard s along the shoulder. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: construction, highway shoulder, highway work zone, inspecting, motor vehicle, power line worker, power lines, ppe, reflective vest, run over, struck by, traffic control, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1480872.015 20 M Fatality Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
Cause: Surveying

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