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Accident: 202685681 - Two Employees On Highway Project Are Struck And Killed

Accident: 202685681 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 01/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31662922901/09/20131623Pessoa Construction Company
On January 9, 2013, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a water and sewer line construction company, were working on a highway construction project along US Route 40 Westbound in Cecil County, Maryland. They were setting up MOT (maintenance of traffic) materials/devices. A vehicle travelling westbound along US Route 40 passed the attenuator and arrow board truck and then veered into the left lane closure. The vehicle struck and killed Employees #1 and #2, who were inside the closure. The vehicle also struck many barrels that were in place to designate the lane closure. Investigation determined that both Employee #1, a supervisor, and Employee #2, a construction laborer, were wearing the prescribed PPE such as hard hat, reflective vest, safety shoes and gloves. Employee #1 was the employer's trained MOT designee.
Keywords: highway, traffic accident, vehicle, construction, traffic control, pipeline, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316629229 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons
2 316629229 Fatality Other Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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