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Accident: 14489017 - Employee On Highway Killed By Speeding Auto

Accident: 14489017 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 03/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10148838503/19/19921711Audex Construction, Corp.
At approximately 2:50 a.m. on March 11, 1992, Employee #1, a laborer for Audox Construction Corp., was working on the roadway. A speeding, light blue Volkswagen Beetle broke through the barricade where a 2 ft 6 in. by 1 ft 6 in. trench was being excavated for installation of concrete conduit. The vehicle hit the employee and carried him on the hood as it continued approximately 150 ft to where it was stopped by a heavy barricade. The employee was dead on arrival at St. Vincent's Hospital. The driver was driving under the influence; his alcohol blood level was 0.14 and he was arrested. A passenger in the vehicle was injured.
Keywords: highway, speeding, construction, driver, automobile, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101488385 Fatality Puncture Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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