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Accident: 201044922 - Employee Is Struck By Gaurdrails In Fall From Flatbed, Dies

Accident: 201044922 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31683800211/28/20121611Highway Technologies, Inc.
On November 28, 2014, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were loading a flatbed truck with metal guardrails that had been recently removed from the south side of Interstate. The two employees were standing on the bed of the truck and the stack of guardrails, which was approximately 3 ft high, started to fall over. The flatbed truck had been parked on a 10 degree incline. Employee #1 attempted to stop the guardrails from falling. It is not known if the guardrails contact Employee #1's clothing or whether the employee jumped off the truck, but Employee #1 subsequently landed on the ground and the guardrails landed on top of him. Other Employees had to remove the guardrails by hand and was performing CPR until the Emergency Medical Services arrived. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: loading, guardrail, fall, struck by, falling object, flatbed truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316838002 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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