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Accident: 594358 - Two Employees Killed, One Injured, When Hit By Truck

Accident: 594358 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 01/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10139507701/30/19900783Magnolia Tree Company, Inc.
Employees of Magnolia Tree Company Incorporated were in the process of trimming trees along the side of Highway #27 in the southbound lane. Employees #1, #3, and #4 were standing in front of the company truck as work with a chain saw was being done. Employee #2 was flagging traffic without wearing an orange vest or hat, while standing at the rear of the company truck. Meanwhile, a truck was directed around into the other lane where another oncoming truck was approaching. Upon seeing the oncoming truck, the southbound truck moved over, striking the left rear of the company truck, and striking and killing Employee #2 who was the flagman. Employees #1 and #2 were both crushed in the ensuing impact and ended up under the vehicle. Employee #2 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized for bruises, contusions and abrasions.
Keywords: highway, run over, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101395077 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 101395077 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
3 101395077 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 101395077 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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