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Accident: 201764057 - Employee Is Struck And Killed In Highway Work Zone

Accident: 201764057 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 11/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31606545711/21/20117699Texas Highway Maintenance, Llc
On November 21, 2011, six employees were repairing and installing a 20-ft section of guard on the shoulder of an interstate freeway. The work zone was near an exit ramp of the freeway and warning signs were displayed during the operation. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the crew had completed the work. Employee #1 was retrieving a "Road Work Ahead" sign in the work zone between the outside lane and the exit ramp when he was struck by a vehicle. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died. The weather was not a contributing factor in the incident. Employee #1 was wearing a reflective vest.
Keywords: guardrail, installing, repair, vehicle, ppe, traffic control, struck by, reflective vest, highway shoulder, warning sign
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316065457 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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