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Accident: 170242192 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Out-Of-Control Truck

Accident: 170242192 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 04/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11546575904/22/19968222Health, Dept Of Dba Communications Technology Ctr
Employee #1 was driving south on Interstate 5, across from the Tacoma (WA) Dome. A tractor trailer heading north changed lanes and struck a second vehicle, which then spun out of control and struck a third vehicle. The tractor trailer crossed the median jersey barrier into the southbound lanes, where its tractor landed on top of the cab of the vehicle driven by Employee #1. He suffered massive head and chest injuries and was killed instantly.
Keywords: chest, head, highway, traffic accident, vehicle, collision, crushed, truck, tractor trailer, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115465759 Fatality Other Electrical and electronic technicians

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