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Accident: 170744577 - Employee Injured When Knocked Into Open Trench, Later Died

Accident: 170744577 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 03/15/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12457833710/25/19999511Nyc Dep Emergency Water Construction
On October 25, 1999, Employee #1, a project engineer for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, was standing between some barricades and an open trench work zone near an intersection on the west side of Manhattan. A truck headed south was merging to the right when its trailer became entangled with some snow fencing and work barricades, dragging them alongside. The barricades struck Employee #1 and knocked him into the trench. He sustained hip and rib injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized for nearly three months; he died on March 18, 2000.
Keywords: traffic accident, traffic barrel, caught by, trench, truck, rib, fall, struck by, entangled, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124578337 Fatality Fracture Civil engineers

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