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Accident: 85317.015 - Employee Struck By Roadway Paving Sweeper Is Killed

Accident: 85317.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/13/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1147717.01505/13/2016Halifax Paving, Inc.
At 10:15 a.m. on May 13, 2016, an employee was standing in the shutdown inside-left northbound lane, wearing a high visibility vest, flagging traffic with an MUTCD approved orange flag at the intersection crossover. The employee, who had flagged the last vehicle across the median at the intersection, was walking with a power sweeper (Tennant Centurion GMC T7500 chassis power sweeper), which backed up, struck, ran over and trapped the employee underneath. The employee was killed from asphyxia as a result of multiple blunt force injuries, including contusions, abrasions, lacerations, fractured head, neck, spine, chest, upper and lower extremities..
Keywords: struck by, run over, asphyxiated, construction vehicle, flagger
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1147717.015 69 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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