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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 15001530 - Ballenger Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 15001530Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 06/05/1984

Ballenger Corporation
I-40 Near Intersection With S R 90 & Sr 115
Statesville, NC 28677
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Mailing: Po Box 5493, Statesville, NC 28677

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/05/1984
Close Case:06/05/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14563373Event: 06/02/1984Two Employees Killed When Struck By Automobile
Employees #1 and #2 were working in the passing lane of Interstate 40. Employee #1 was using a jackhammer about 156 ft east of NC bridge # 115, and Employee #2 was using a shovel about 266 ft east of Employee #1. Both men were inside the work lane and behind the plastic barrels placed on the centerline. A motorist traveling east on Interstate 40 apparently fell asleep, crossed over the painted dividing line separating the lanes, hit at least one plastic barrel, struck both employees, crossed back into the lane that was open for traffic, and then stopped. Employees #1 and #2 were killed. At the time of the accident, they were wearing hard hats and reflective vests. The car was estimated to have been traveling 55 mph.
Keywords: fell asleep, highway, traffic accident, construction, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15001530 Fatality Concussion Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators
2 15001530 Fatality Concussion Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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