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Accident: 130838.015 - Employee In Highway Work Zone Is Struck And Killed

Accident: 130838.015 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 10/23/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1500612.01511/02/2020Fort Myer Construction Corporation
At 4:45 a.m. on October 23, 2020, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1, #2, and #3, empl oyed by a road construction company, were working together as a traffic control crew and removing traffic control barrels from a highway work zone at the end of the workday paving operation. The work zone consisted of two closed lanes on t he left half of a four-lane southbound highway. Employee #1 and Coworker #1 wer e on the road surface within the traffic control area and handing barrels up to Coworker #2, who was standing on the rear bed of a stake body truck with rear at tached attenuator. The stake body truck was driven by Coworker #4. A box truc k, whose driver later stated he had fallen asleep, crossed from the far right so uthbound lane and struck the attenuator on the rear of the stake body truck. Th e force of the impact pushed the rear of the box truck in the direction of Emplo yee #1 and Coworker #1 working from the road surface. Employee #1 was struck. He sustained massive blunt force internal injuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, fell asleep, highway work zone, motor vehicle, road paving, struck by, traffic barrel, traffic control, truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1500612.015 48 M Fatality Flagman FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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