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Accident: 201112109 - Employee Killed When Struck By Pickup Truck

Accident: 201112109 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/25/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602738208/25/19991623Bouchard Communications
At about 3:30 p.m. on August 25, 1999, Employee #1 and two coworkers were at the temporary worksite in Van Nuys, CA to remove underground communication cable for their customer. A public street lane was closed so the cable could be removed via a street manhole and wound onto a cable reel. When this phase of the project was complete and the employees were removing their traffic control and lane closure cones, Employee #1 was struck by a pickup truck and pinned between the vehicle and a cable reel trailer.
Keywords: vehicle, pinned, construction, struck by, pickup truck, trailer, manhole, communication
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126027382 Fatality Other Supervisors, material moving equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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