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Accident: 201520046 - Two Employees Injured When Motorist Strikes Work Truck

Accident: 201520046 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 01/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12328386301/15/19971791United Steel Inc.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 2, 1996, Employees #1 and #2, of Burns Construction, were using an asphalt cutting saw to make an approximately 3 ft wide opening in the road. The saw was 6 ft 7 in. from the curb on the northeast bound lane. Their work truck, a 1972 GMC flatbed vehicle, license #CT G14346, was parked at the corner of two streets, and the passenger front wheel was on the lawn opposite utility pole #996. A woman driving a 1987 four door white Ford sedan, #CT 233KRO, was apparently blinded by the sun as she came upon the construction area. While obtaining her sunglasses from the rearview mirror, she drove into the parked work truck. At the time of the crash, Employee #1 was apparently walking alongside the driver's side between the rear tires and the driver's side door to retrieve the street cones., and Employee #2 was setting up the saw to make another cut in the asphalt. Both workers sustained injuries that required hospitalization. At approximately 4:15 p.m., the Bridgeport area office received an anonymous call stating that a car had injured one or more employees of Burns Construction who had been engaged in road work. Subsequent investigation found six cones on the site and no warning signs. Both employees were wearing reflective vests.
Keywords: traffic accident, work rules, construction, traffic control, automobile, struck by, inattention, poor visibility
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123283863 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 123283863 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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