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Accident: 170066708 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Struck By Vehicle

Accident: 170066708 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/17/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10447310310/18/19914785Maryland Transportation Authority
Maryland Transportation Authority employees were picking up wooden pallet debris from the grass near the shoulder of northbound I-95 at the mile-57 marker in rainy weather. Employee #3 was seated in dump truck #446 with seat belt, brakes, flashing emergency lights, and headlights on. Employees #1 and #2, wearing bright orange overalls, were behind the trailer, which was behind the truck. Another person was driving north in a pickup truck, which was towing a sedan with the front wheels on a wheel trailer. As the pickup neared the maintenance crew, the sedan and trailer came loose and ran into Employees #1 and #2 and the Maryland Transportation Authority trailer. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 received multiple fractures in hip, thigh, and leg, and was taken to the shock trauma unit. Employee #3 was shaken by the impact and taken to the hospital for a precautionary examination and released.
Keywords: maintenance, safety latch, vehicle, automobile, dump truck, struck by, pickup truck, trailer, highway shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104473103 Fatality Other Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.
2 104473103 Hospitalized injury Other Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.
3 104473103 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, light

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