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Accident: 735241 - Highway Repairman Struck By Oncoming Vehicle

Accident: 735241 -- Report ID: 0454520 -- Event Date: 12/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10543370012/08/19861611S. C. Highway Department
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE STANDING IN FRONT OF A DUMP TRUCK THAT WAS BEING USED TO PULL A WARNING SIGN. THE WORKERS WERE STANDING AROUND THE DUMP TRUCK AND FLASHING SIGNS WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. THE DUMP TRUCK, A FLASHING SIGN AND AN EIGHTEEN WHEEL FLATBED TRUCK WERE INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT. THE DRIVER OF THE 18 WHEEL FLATBED HAD BEEN DRIVING ALL NIGHT, WAS TIRED AND SLEEPY AND FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. HE RAN THROUGH THE WARNING CONES AND STRUCK THE DUMP TRUCK, WHICH EXPLODED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RUN OVER BY THE TRUCK AND BURNED. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, fell asleep, highway, traffic accident, construction, collision, dump truck, flatbed truck, run over, road paving
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105433700 Fatality Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators
2 105433700 Hospitalized injury Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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