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Accident: 202360038 - Employee Struck By School Bus And Suffers Fractures

Accident: 202360038 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30997492105/10/20061611Kibler Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was working on a road construction crew helping to remove orange traffic control barrels from the center yellow line in a 400-ft long work zone, with a 25-ft dead zone. The east bound lane was closed and east bound traffic was stopped. West bound traffic was traveling through work zone. The speed limit was posted at 25 miles-per-hour. Employee #1 was struck by a speeding medium-size school bus. The bus hit a barrel dragging it under the bus, and then struck Employee #1 with the side mirror causing him to fall. The bus ran over Employee #1 with the left front tire, stopped for 30 seconds, and then ran over Employee #1 with the dual rear tires. Employee #1's injuries included a broken nose, internal injuries of the intestines, degloving of his right forearm, amputation of his right index finger, and numerous pelvic fractures. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: bus, fracture, amputated, traffic accident, traffic barrel, finger, degloved, construction, struck by, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309974921 Hospitalized injury Fracture Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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