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Accident: 202570594 - Highway Zone Flagman Is Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle

Accident: 202570594 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 01/20/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31692175801/20/20141611George B Stone Company Llc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on January 20, 2014, Employee #1 was part of a crew of seven workers, employed by a road construction company, preparing to repair damaged guardrails along the westbound side of Highway 421 in Woodford County, Kentucky. The crew had set up a construction zone and placed alert signs in each direction of travel. They planned to stop all traffic prior to completely closing the westbound lane. Employee #1 was the designated flagman stopping eastbound traffic. He entered the roadway to stop traffic and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Emergency services were called and, after arrival, began to transport Employee #1 to the hospital. However, Employee #1 died during transport. This event was investigated by the Kentucky OSH Program. During the investigation, police reports were reviewed, including statements to the police that indicated the driver's vision was impaired by sunlight and the driver did not see Employee #1 before the collision.
Keywords: fracture, highway, guardrail, repair, signalman, vehicle, construction, flagman, struck by, poor visibility
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 316921758 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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