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Accident: 170387385 - Traffic Maintenance Employee Killid And Coworker Injured

Accident: 170387385 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30598898212/11/20021611Traffic Maintenance Corporation
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on December 5, 2002, Employee # 1 and Employee # 2 were completing a right lane closure to the westbound lanes of Interstate 80/94. The location was approximately 0.25 of a mile from the beginning of the merger of the entrance ramp from Cline Avenue onto Interstate 80/94. Employee # 1 and Employee # 2 had put the last of their lighted traffic barrels at the far west end of the gore separating westbound Interstate 80/94 and the Cline Avenue entrance ramp. Employee # 1 was unhooking the lit arrow board from the rear of his company's truck when a Ford Taurus coming westbound down the entrance ramp struck the traffic barrels and then the arrow board. The impact knocked the arrow board backward into the rear of the truck. Employee # 1 was struck by the arrow board and knocked upward and into the rear bed of the truck killing him. The tongue of the arrow board struck employee # 2 as the arrow board flipped to the left on its side. Employee # 2 was at the rear of the truck on the driver's side. He suffered bruises to his legs.
Keywords: traffic accident, traffic barrel, highway, truck, vehicle, leg, ramp, struck by, maintenance, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305988982 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle
2 305988982 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile