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Accident: 202675583 - Worker Is Struck By Vehicle And Her Shoulder Is Fractured

Accident: 202675583 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/16/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11992048609/25/20131611Knife River Construction
On September 16, 2013, Employee #1, of Knife River Construction, was performing flagging operations as part of a roadway construction project. According to the subsequent investigation report, she was standing outside the fog line (the painted line that marked the edge of the legally drivable portion of road) with a stopped vehicle. A second vehicle, travelling approximately 40 to 45 MPH, passed the first vehicle on the right and struck Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where she was admitted and treated for a shoulder fracture. She spent more than 24 hours in the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, highway, shoulder, traffic accident, vehicle, construction, flagman, traffic control, struck by, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119920486 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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