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Accident: 601237 - Two Employees Drowned After Truck Overturned

Accident: 601237 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 12/31/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10126919901/19/19887381Brink'S Incorporated Of Florida
AT APPROXIMATELY 9 AM ON DECEMBER 31, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING AN ARMORED TRUCK EASTBOUND ON A 4 LANE HIGHWAY. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS RIDING IN THE BACK. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED A MASSIVE CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE, CAUSING HIM TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE RAN OFF THE HIGHWAY, TRAVELLED 300 FEET ON THE SHOULDER, HIT AN EMBANKMENT, AND FLIPPED OVER. THE VEHICLE LANDED RIGHT SIDE UP IN A CANAL APPROXIMATELY 16 FEET DEEP AND BECAME SUBMERGED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD THE SAME DAY. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED ON JANUARY 5, 1988. DROWNING WAS LISTED AS THE CAUSE OF DEATH IN BOTH CASES.
Keywords: embankment, canal, hemorrhage, truck, drown, lost control, highway shoulder, overturn, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101269199 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 101269199 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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