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Accident: 201764008 - Employee Is Killed By Drunk Driver In Construction Zone

Accident: 201764008 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 10/16/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31578385210/17/20111611Angel Brothers Enterprises
At approximately 3:45 a.m. on October 15, 2011, Employee #1 was working on a highway construction project. Employee #1 was shoveling loose gravel along an elevated bridge along an interstate highway. He was working within a tapered area approximately 6200 feet from the placement of the first traffic cone. Off-duty policemen were directing traffic as it merged into one lane from two lanes. A drunk driver traveling through the tapered area lost control of his vehicle and veered into the lane closure, striking and killing Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was pronounced dead.
Keywords: highway, dwi, struck by, run over, highway shoulder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315783852 Fatality Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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