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Youth newspaper carrier dies after being struck by an automobile while delivering newspapers on a bicycle.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2004 Jun; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20028207
Abstract
On March 25, 2003, a 12-year-old youth died when he was delivering newspapers on his bicycle and was hit by a car. The victim was crossing a highway after coming out of a driveway to cross a busy street. The incident occurred across the street from a day-care center. One of the day-care workers was outside and saw the youth fly off the bike after being hit by the car. The day-care supervisor called EMS. The emergency responders arrived within one minute and the boy was transported to the hospital. He died late the following morning. In order to prevent future similar occurrences, the FACE Program recommends that employers should: 1. Require all carriers delivering from a bicycle to wear an approved bicycle helmet. 2. Require participation at initial and periodic (monthly or quarterly) safety meeting for news carriers and encourage parents to attend. 3. Emphasize safe bicycling to carriers and families by focusing on bicycling safety at least 1-2 times a year in the monthly newsletter for carriers.
Keywords
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Safety-helmets; Children; Bicycles
Publication Date
20040604
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-113733
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-03WI020; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507081
SIC Code
NAICS-45
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WI
Performing Organization
Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
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