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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132420.015 Event: 01/13/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Speeding Truck While Doing
At 2:15 p.m. on January 13, 2021, an employee was working in the flagman positio n wearing a high visibility coat while holding a 6 foot tall traffic flow sign. The employee was responsible for directing traffic while Coworker #1, Coworker # 2 and Coworker #3 knocked down trees with a backhoe. The employee had just turne d his traffic flow sign from stop to slow. Driver #1 was the only one stopped an d was waiting for the signal to proceed. As he pulled out, he checked his rear v iew mirror and noticed Driver #2 coming at a high rate of speed. Driver #1 thoug ht he was going to be rear ended when Driver #2 hit the employee with such force he pushed the employee and the employee's truck approximately 50 feet from the point of impact. The employee was killed when he was struck by Driver #2's Ford Ranger truck and crushed between Driver #2's truck and his own Dodge pickup truc k.
Keywords: backhoe, blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, construction vehicle, crushed, crushing, flagger, flagman, inattention, motor vehicle, pickup truck, speeding, struck against, struck by, traffic accident, tr
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510192.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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