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Accident: 201076643 - Employee Runover And Killed By Trolley

Accident: 201076643 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534023205/05/20119621Caltrans
On May 4, 2011, Employee #1, of Caltrans, was sent to the jobsite to check on a broken sprinkler. Employee #1 parked his vehicle on the east side of the Interstate 5 freeway and went down an ice plant embankment. Apparently, Employee #1 stood at the west rail tracks at M.P. (Mile Point) 5.25 at the 18th Street Bridge, north of the 24th Street Trolley Station. A trolley's operator hit the emergency brakes when he saw Employee #1 honk the Federal horn to get his attention. However, Employee #1 was unable to move away in time and was struck by the trolley. Employee #1 was transported to UCSD Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead as a result of head and upper torso injuries.
Keywords: head, brake, torso, railroad track, struck by, run over, railroad
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315340232 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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