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Accident: 202570693 - Landscape Worker Is Struck And Killed By Motorist

Accident: 202570693 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31692325903/18/20141623Rickie Reynolds Dba Blue Ridge Cable
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on June 22, 2013, Employee #1, of Blue Ridge Cable, was performing landscape maintenance at a commercial building property. He was operating a weed-eater on a hillside along US HWY 460 in Mouthcard, KY. A car ran off the highway, across the shoulder, and up the embankment where Employee #1 was working, approximately 20 feet from the roadway. The vehicle struck and killed Employee #1. The subsequent investigation determined that the highway at this location was on an extreme grade and situated on a sharp curve. The driver of the vehicle was alleged to have been driving under the influence.
Keywords: highway, traffic accident, alcohol, machine operator, construction, driver, dwi, lawn mower, struck by, motor vehicle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316923259 Fatality Fracture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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