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Accident: 201562683 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Truck

Accident: 201562683 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/06/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31419629608/08/20111629Nielson Const Inc
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on August 6, 2011, Employee #1, a flagger, was directing traffic and wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. Available lighting, traffic signs and cones had been setup at the worksite, where the northbound traffic was diverted into the southbound lane. As she directed traffic, a pickup truck was traveling southbound and failed to stop. When the last vehicle traveling northbound moved over, the pickup truck swerved and struck her. Employee #1 died from traumatic injuries from the collision. The pickup fled the scene and continued southbound and was stopped by the county sheriff department. The driver of the truck tested positive for alcohol and was arrested.
Keywords: signalman, vehicle, alcohol, ppe, driver, struck by, warning sign
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314196296 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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