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Accident: 200840569 - Two Employees Killed By Car In Construction Zone

Accident: 200840569 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 06/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30061152206/22/20001796J. A. Jones E And C
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on June 22, 2000, Employees #1 and #2, of J. A. Jones, and two coworkers were standing by the guardrail of a bridge over a small creek. They were preparing to install steel H-beams under the bridge/viaduct to enhance its structural support so that heavy equipment could be transported by truck to a power plant located approximately one mile down the road from the bridge. Although there were Illinois Department of Transportation warning signs, placards, and cones both north and south of the work area, a motorist lost control on a curve heading south and plowed through the construction zone, striking all four iron workers. Employees #1 and #2 were killed.
Keywords: highway, traffic accident, iron worker, speeding, construction, automobile, struck by, lost control, motor vehicle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300611522 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle
2 300611522 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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