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Accident: 904532 - Two Employees Killed And Two Injured While Riding On Wagon

Accident: 904532 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/25/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11498774608/02/19910781Brower'S Gaar Nurseries
A farm tractor owned by Browers Gaar Nursery and driven by Employee #3 was pulling a flat bed farm wagon that was hauling small shrubs and three passengers, Employees #1, #2, and #4. The employees were returning from a field on US Highway 40 eastbound when it was struck in the rear by a 1987 Lincoln traveling 60 to 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. Employees #1 and #2 were thrown into the rear of the tractor and killed instantly. Employee #3 jumped from the tractor and suffered cracked vertebrae. Employee #4 was thrown from the wagon and suffered a concussion. The driver of the Lincoln said that he was looking to his right and failed to see the tractor and wagon before he struck them in the rear. Because there is no law regarding passengers on wagons, Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 and the employer were not at fault.
Keywords: fracture, highway, wagon, agriculture, riding on equipment, automobile, struck by, tractor, concussion, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114987746 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported
2 114987746 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
3 114987746 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
4 114987746 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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