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Accident: 14444525 - Employee Struck And Killed By Backing Tractor

Accident: 14444525 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 08/30/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332325008/30/19851611Apac - Virginia Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332328409/04/19851611Virginia Department Of Highways & Transportation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332326809/05/19851611Lanford Brothers Company, Inc.
At 3:20 a.m., in the southbound lane of I-95, a Ford rubber-tired tractor fitted with a front-mounted rotating broom was backing down a previously milled asphalt traffic lane to begin another sweeping pass. Employee #1 was struck by the left rear of the tractor, sustaining broken ribs, a pierced lung, and a fractured skull. He was killed. Employee #1 was not wearing an orange reflective garment and there was little to no illumination in the predawn hours.
Keywords: traffic accident, work rules, construction, struck by, tractor, reflective vest, backing up, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3323250 Occupation Not Listed
2 3323284 Occupation Not Listed
3 3323268 Fatality Fracture Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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