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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-l eft northbound lane, wearing a high visibility vest, flagging traffic with an MU TCD approved orange flag at the intersection crossover. The employee, who had f lagged the last vehicle across the median at the intersection, was walking with a power sweeper (Tennant Centurion GMC T7500 chassis power sweeper), which backe d up, struck, ran over and trapped the employee underneath. The employee was ki lled from asphyxia as a result of multiple blunt force injuries, including cont usions, abrasions, lacerations, fractured head, neck, spine, chest, upper and lo wer extremities. .
Keywords: asphyxiated, construction vehicle, flagger, run over, struck by
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 Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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