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Accident: 202602108 - Backing Truck Strikes And Kills Worker Along Parkway

Accident: 202602108 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 04/09/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31631706404/12/20129199Village Of Romeoville - Public Works
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on April 9, 2012, Employee #1, a 53-year-old male with four Village of Romeoville Public Works was finishing parkway grass repairs on the 1800 block of Sierra Trail in Romeoville, Illinois. Employee #1 was walking west to his vehicle (truck number forty-six); a coworker was driving (truck number six) while backing his vehicle west. The coworker struck Employee #1 with his vehicle. The coworker felt a bump and stopped his vehicle and pulled forward. The coworker and a passenger in (truck number six) got out to see what their vehicle struck. They then realized that their vehicle had struck Employee #1. Emergency Medical Services were summoned and the coworkers called their supervisor. Another coworker who was in (truck number eight) got out of his vehicle and came to the aid of Employee #1. Local Fire Dept. and local police arrived on location in approximately five-minutes and transported Employee #1 to Adventist Hospital Emergency Room in Bollingbrook. Adventist Hospital then transported Employee #1 by air to Loyola Hospital in Maywood were Employee #1 died.
Keywords: highway, driver, struck by, run over, motor vehicle, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316317064 Fatality Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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