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Accident: 92624.015 - Highway Work Zone Worker Is Struck And His Legs Crushed By V

Accident: 92624.015 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 01/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1204261.01501/18/2017City Of Crystal Lake
At 8:45 a.m. on January 13, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a city roads department, were engaged in road repair work. Employee #1 was trailing behind a hot pack trailer, SPHD 2.0 Number 442, and filling pot holes with hot patch. Coworker #1 was operating a utility truck, Red Ford Number 413, that was being used to tow the hot pack trailer. Employee #1 completed his task and was returning to the cab of the utility truck. Coworker #1 observed through a side mirror a white/grey Mitsubishi vehicle approaching and alerted Employee #1 with the truck horn. The Mitsubishi struck Employee #1. Employee #1 was pinned between the Mitsubishi and the hot pack trailer, and his legs were crushed. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for traumatic penetrating injuries to both legs. The subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 was wearing a protective safety vest when struck.
Keywords: crushing, hot asphalt, installing, leg, motor vehicle, highway, struck by, trailer, construction, caught between
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1204261.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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