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Owner/ Operator Hauling Asphalt Flux Dies After Driving into a Ravine and Striking Trees

Kentucky Case Report: 11KY072
Release Date: August 13, 2012

The following report is the product of our Cooperative State partner and is presented here in its original unedited form from the state. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

SUMMARY

In the early morning of a late summer's day, a 50 year old semi-truck driver was transporting a load of asphalt flux. He had been driving for approximately five hours and was getting ready to exit the interstate when for an unknown reason, the unit left the interstate, sideswiped a SUV parked on the shoulder, drove through a guardrail then proceeded into a ravine. A passing motorist called emergency services, who upon their arrival contacted the local coroner. The driver had been ejected from the cab and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Owner/ Operator Hauling Asphalt Flux Dies After Driving into a Ravine and Striking Trees [PDF 303 KB]

 
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