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Accident: 170390967 - Traffic Employees Are Struck By Motor Vehicle

Accident: 170390967 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30520509808/23/20021611Indiana Dept. Of Transportation (Indot)
Employees #1 and #2 were in the southbound lane of a highway flagging for a spot mowing operation. The flagging operation included flaggers, traffic signs, and a dump truck protection vehicle behind the mowing crew. When operations were completed, the mower and dump truck moved down the road. The crew went to the shoulder of the northbound lane to wait for the transport to pick them up. The traffic warning signs were still up when a southbound van crossed the road into the northbound lane and flipped over, striking Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 was hospitalized with injuries that resulted in permanent paralysis of the right side of his body.
Keywords: highway, paralysis, traffic accident, construction, flagman, truck, struck by, lost control, highway shoulder, truck driver
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 305205098 Fatality Other Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle
2 305205098 Hospitalized injury Other Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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