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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 85317.015 Event: 05/13/2016Employee Struck By Roadway Paving Sweeper Is Killed
At 10:15 a.m. on May 13, 2016, an employee was standing in the shutdown inside-l eft northbound lane, wearing a high visibility vest, flagging traffic with an MU TCD approved orange flag at the intersection crossover. The employee, who had f lagged the last vehicle across the median at the intersection, was walking with a power sweeper (Tennant Centurion GMC T7500 chassis power sweeper), which backe d up, struck, ran over and trapped the employee underneath. The employee was ki lled from asphyxia as a result of multiple blunt force injuries, including cont usions, abrasions, lacerations, fractured head, neck, spine, chest, upper and lo wer extremities. .
Keywords: asphyxiated, construction vehicle, flagger, run over, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1147717.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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