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Accident: 14444822 - Employee Dies After Striking Head On Bridge Beam

Accident: 14444822 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 06/23/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1872908706/28/19880782Environmental Turf And Erosion Services
At 5:00 p.m. on June 23, 1988, Employee #1 was preparing to lay grass seed along an embankment of the soon-to-be-completed Interstate 295 highway. He was riding on top of hay on a 14 ft 4 in. high tractor trailer that was being pulled by a 1984 GMC tractor truck when his head struck against a 16 ft 9 in. high steel beam on an overpass. He was killed.
Keywords: head, steel beam, work rules, struck against, riding on equipment, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18729087 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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