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17-year-old pizza delivery driver killed in a motor vehicle accident.

New Jersey Department of Health
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 02NJ021, 2003 Jan; :1-9
On April 19, 2002, a 17-year-old pizza delivery driver was killed in a motor vehicle accident while on a delivery run. The victim was working his first night at a small independent pizzeria that was located in a suburban area. He was making his second delivery of the evening, driving to deliver a pizza to a private home about a mile from the pizzeria. It was raining heavily as he navigated a 30 mph "S" turn in the road. He lost control of his vehicle and spun out, striking a tree alongside the road. Police and EMS units arrived and transported him to the local hospital, where he died later that evening after undergoing surgery. NJ FACE investigators recommend following these safety guidelines to prevent future incidents: 1. Minors under the age of 18 should not be permitted to drive a motor vehicle for work as per Federal child labor laws. 2. Car owners should ensure that their vehicles are in proper operating condition. 3. Employers should become familiar with available resources on safety standards and safe work practices.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs; Drivers; Motor-vehicles; Food-services
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-02NJ021; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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New Jersey Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division