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Accident: 14478754 - Employee Killed In Truck Collision With Tractor Trailer

Accident: 14478754 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 01/17/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
109167701/19/19894731Brandywine Valley Railroad Company
Employee #1 was sent to the 120 Mill steel yard to inspect a railroad car. When he was finished, he got into his truck to return to the shop, backed out from the east side of 120 Mill, and made a left turn to go west. A tractor trailer loaded with steel plates was parked at the south end of 120 Mill, waiting to go into the mill to be unloaded. Employee #1 drove into the back of the trailer. The steel plates extending past the end of the trailer cut through Employee #1's truck and lacerated his jugular vein. He was killed.
Keywords: steel plate, traffic accident, struck against, collision, laceration, tractor trailer, artery, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1091677 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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