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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1437087.015 - Trafftech, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 1437087.015Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 10/10/2019

Trafftech, Inc
71s Near Snow Rd Exit
Brook Park, OH 44142
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 7000 Hubbard Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44127

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/10/2019
Close Case:01/27/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1507360    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 120624.015Event: 10/09/2019One Employee Is Killed And One Is Injured When Struck By Veh
At 11:45 p.m. on October 9, 2019, Employees #1, #2 and coworker, highway construction workers, were performing maintenance and repair operations during a roadway construction project. The Employees were preparing to place channelizer cones, into a gore area, adjacent to a highway and exit ramp. A motor vehicle driver was driving down the same highway and upon an attempt to merge off to the exit, the driver realized he was headed in the wrong direction. The driver then veered left trying to return back onto the highway; however, the driver then drove through a gore (the area between the exit ramp and highway), where Employees #1, #2 and a coworker were standing and working on foot. As a result, the driver's vehicle then inadvertently, struck both Employee #1 (frontal impact) and Employee #2. Employee #1 sustained struck-by-vehicle injuries (full body), upon impact by the motorist (moving at the speed of traffic). He was then also tragically dragged for approximately, 3,000 feet under the driver's vehicle and killed. Employee #2 also sustained secondary impact injuries, but survived the incident.
Keywords: struck by, accelerator pedal, highway work zone, barrier guard, construction, dragged, emergency stop, highway shoulder, inattention, motor vehicle, highway, driver, fall, collision, automobile, steering wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1437087.015 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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