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Accident: 14236269 - Construction Employee Killed When Struck By Automobile

Accident: 14236269 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 02/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10206739402/18/19871623Gerhardt & Berry Construction Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10206738602/17/19877381American Security Patrol Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:43 AM ON FEBRUARY 14, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS EMPLOYED AS A SECURITY GUARD AT A SMALL CONSTRUCTION SITE, WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A MOTOR VEHICLE. THE SITE WAS NEXT TO A HIGHWAY WHERE TRAFFIC HAD BEEN TEMPORARILY REROUTED BY SETTING UP TRAFFIC DELINEATORS. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO RESET DELINEATORS THAT HAD BEEN KNOCKED DOWN ONLY IF THERE WAS A SUFFICIENT BREAK IN TRAFFIC AND ONLY ONE OR TWO NEEDED RESETTING. HE HAD ALSO BEEN INSTRUCTED BY HIS SUPERVISOR TO WEAR A REFLECTIVE VEST AND CARRY A FLASHLIGHT, PROVIDED BY THE EMPLOYER, IF HE WANTED TO RESET ANY DELINEATORS. EMPLOYEE #1 COULD HAVE AVOIDED THE ACCIDENT HAD HE WORN THE REFLECTIVE VEST AND USED BETTER JUDGEMENT WHEN ENTERING THE TRAFFIC LANES.
Keywords: work rules, inattention, highway, construction, traffic control, automobile, struck by, reflective vest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102067394 Occupation Not Listed
2 102067386 Fatality Other Guards and police, excluding public service

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