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Accident: 170044655 - Employee Dies, One Injured In Traffic Accident

Accident: 170044655 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 12/28/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11549547501/03/19954213Inco Express Inc
At approximately 5:45 a.m. on December 28, 1994, Employee #1, an interstate route driver, was operating a 1994 conventional Kenworth and trailer with 38,000 pounds of frozen foodstuffs. A coworker was in the sleeper berth. The northbound vehicle was en route to Seattle after leaving its terminal in Downey, CA. It traveled across the median and two lanes of southbound highway, coming to rest on the driver's (left) side against the guardrail. Employee #1 was killed and his coworker was treated at a local hospital and released. Employee #1 had been instructed by his employer to use more driving and on-duty time than his usual routine, but he did not adjust his driving schedule.
Keywords: fell asleep, traffic accident, work rules, collision, tractor trailer, inattention, overturn, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115495475 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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