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Accident: 96330.015 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Their Utv Was Struck B

Accident: 96330.015 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 04/24/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1230794.01504/27/2017Wa317944950 - Hobart Farms Inc
At 7:45 a.m. on April 24, 2107, two employees were using a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) to check for flooded fields on their employer's farm. Employee #1 and Empl oyee #2 were driving along the fog line on HWY 129 in order to cross over to ano ther portion of the farm further down the road. When the UTV slowed and began to turn they were struck from behind by a truck traveling in the same direction. I t was determined neither employee was wearing a seatbelt or helmet, as required by the manufacturer. The roll-bar mounted lights were in use at the time of the incident. The speed limit for the hwy is 55mph. Employee #1 later died and Emplo yee #2 was injured.
Keywords: atv, motor vehicle, seat belt, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1230794.015 35 M Fatality Occupation not reported
2 1230794.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported

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