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Accident: 202676128 - Worker'S Legs Are Amputated When He Is Struck By Truck

Accident: 202676128 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724956303/07/20141611Synergy Project Management, Inc
On the night of September 17, 2013, Employee #1, of Synergy Project Management, Inc., was involved in a highway paving operation. He was assigned to remove temporary traffic control markers while seated in a makeshift chair on the tailgate of a flatbed truck. No temporary traffic controls were in place. An attenuator truck was following the flatbed truck for protection. The attenuator truck failed to stop and rear-ended the flatbed truck, striking Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for amputation of his legs.
Keywords: highway, amputated, tailgate, chair, construction, traffic control, struck by, flatbed truck, leg, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317249563 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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