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Accident: 97043.015 - Employee Working In Median Is Struck By Car And Sustains Fra

Accident: 97043.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 07/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1246112.01507/12/2017Pierce'S Lawncare & Landscaping, Inc.
At 4:15 a.m. on July 10, 2017, an employee and coworkers were mulching a median/island of a 4 lanes roadway of Tylersville Rd in Mason Ohio. The employee was operating a gas powered hand held back mounted blower to blow off the curb of the median/island. The employee was walking in the middle of one of the lanes and was struck by a car which had just rounded a curve in the roadway. The employee was wearing a high visibility lime green/yellow shirt and had a flashing light on his cap. There was a company truck with flashing strobe lights in one lane on each side of the median/island. The posted speed limit was 35 mph and there were no posted road work signs. The incident was physically observed by a company site crew leader/foreman. The injured employee was transported to an area hospital and hospitalized with facial, leg, and rib fractures and with facial lacerations and abrasions over various part of the body.
Keywords: struck by, agriculture, flagger, automobile
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1246112.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation

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