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Accident: 93021.015 - Employee Is Struck By Car In Work Zone And Killed.

Accident: 93021.015 -- Report ID: 0152300 -- Event Date: 01/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1209372.01501/20/2017Maine Turnpike Authority
The employee exited his vehicle and was standing in the work zone for 30 seconds to 1 minute. He was waiting for the Foreman to back-up the pick-up truck for tr affic cones. Car #1 entered the work zone and slowed down. Car# 2 was traveling behind Car #1 and also slowed down in the work zone. Car #3 was a NORTRAK servi ce truck which entered the Maine Turnpike at Exit #46 heading northbound. The op erator of Car #3 reported that he had received a new gas card from his employer which he had in his hand as he was driving. The operator of Car #3 stated that j ust before the accident he was placing the gas card in the driver's side visor w hich was down, and he had not noticed that traffic had slowed down in the work z one. Car# 3 hit Car #2 from behind catapulting Car# 2 into the back end of Car # 1. Car #1 passed the pick-up truck driven by the Foreman on the left hand side, and came to a stop in the median. Car# 2 passed the truck driven by the foreman on the right side coming to a stop in the breakdown lane on the right side of th e road. Car# 3 veered to the right entering the work zone just south of the Truc k. It is believed that the employee was caught between Car# 3 and his truck caus ing multi-body system trauma. The employee was killed at the scene.
Keywords: caught between, highway, motor vehicle, struck by, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1209372.015 54 M Fatality Highway Maintenance Worker

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