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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 89237.015 Event: 10/03/2016Flagger Struck And Killed During Highway Construction
At 4:00 p.m. on October 3, 2016, Employee #1 was performing duties as a flagger on the south side of the road construction project along Highway 281. The const ruction company was contracted with the County to build up and repair the should ers of the highway. A vehicle driving at what appeared to be normal highway spe ed approached the construction zone (60 MPH was posted). Without slowing down an d closing on the flaggers position the vehicle veered slightly off the passenger side of the road and struck the flagger who was positioned on the shoulder of t he road and out of the normal traffic flow. The employee was thrown from the poi nt of impact approximately 140 feet and coming to rest approximately 12 feet fro m the road surface on the shoulder. The employer called 911 and the employee re ceived initial treatment from a company first responder (who is part of a local volunteer fire department); until local emergency squads arrived. The employee w as killed from her injuries.
Keywords: flagger, motor vehicle, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1181813.015 Fatality

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