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Accident: 171110034 - Employee Killed When Struck By Runaway Vehicle

Accident: 171110034 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/07/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30176167201/11/19999199City Of Marion, Public Works
Employee #1 was using a professional power mower to cut the grass on a 69 ft long by 5 ft wide right-of-way next to a highway. He was facing traffic when a motorist lost control of his vehicle, hit the 5 in. tall curb, and struck Employee #1. He was thrown in the air and landed 90 ft away from the initial impact. Employee #1 sustained compound leg fractures and multiple internal injuries from the blunt force of the accident, from which he died.
Keywords: fracture, highway, vehicle, driver, lawn mower, struck by, lost control, highway shoulder, motor vehicle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301761672 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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