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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202486569 Event: 04/11/2008Worker Is Killed When Struck By Truck
On April 11, 2008, the owner/operator of a flatbed tow truck, had stopped on the right hand side of a highway and was looking into the engine compartment from the passenger side. The cab was tilted forward to allow access to the engine. A tractor-trailer struck the rear driver's side of the tow truck. The owner/operator was killed. The investigation revealed no employer/employee relationship because the tow truck was registered to the owner/operator.
Keywords: highway, repair, equipment failure, collision, struck by, tow truck, tractor trailer, highway shoulder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120206263 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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