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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201923109 - Employee Struck And Killed By Motor Vehicle

Accident: 201923109 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 02/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30647855302/20/20041721United Rentals Highway Technologies
At approximately 7:25 a.m. on February 19, 2004, a crew of employees had just arrived on the jobsite. They were setting up traffic controls for lane closures. An employee was struck by a motor vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had worked a 12-hour shift and had fallen asleep at the wheel. His car veered off the highway and struck both the work truck that was towing the traffic trailer with supplies and the employee. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: fell asleep, highway, traffic accident, construction, traffic control, struck by, trailer, highway shoulder, motor vehicle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306478553 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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