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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170390868 - Employee Dies After Falling From Moving Utility Trailer

Accident: 170390868 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/23/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30967039606/30/20061611T & R Pavement Markings, Inc.
On June 14, 2006, Employee #1 was working as a construction laborer for a pavement marking contractor. He and two coworkers were moving traffic signs. Employee #1 and one of his coworkers had loaded three traffic signs into a utility trailer. They were standing in the trailer as it was being pulled, at approximately 15 mph, down the right shoulder of the highway by a company truck being driven by the other coworker. Employee #1 fell from the rear of the trailer, striking his head on the pavement. He was unresponsive, and he was taken to the hospital, where he died nine days later.
Keywords: head, struck against, riding on equipment, abrasion, fall, trailer, highway shoulder, contusion, road paving, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309670396 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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