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Municipal road worker struck by a truck at a worksite.

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 03NJ054, 2004 Aug; :1-8
On June 22, 2003, a 51-year-old municipal road worker was killed when he was struck by a small dump truck at a worksite. The victim was part of a work crew that was cleaning the roads in an urban downtown area. Shortly before 8:00 a.m., the crew was taking a break near the intersection of two one-way streets. The victim was talking to the driver of the dump truck and asked him for a cigarette. He then turned away from the truck to light the cigarette as the truck started moving and turning at the intersection. As the truck turned, the side of the truck's bed struck the victim, knocking him to the ground. He was conscious as he was transported to the local emergency room, where he died of his injuries later that day. NJ FACE investigators recommend following these safety guidelines to prevent further incidents: 1. Employers should set up roadway work zones as per the USDOT Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. 2. Employers should develop an internal traffic control plan for the safe operation of vehicles within the work zone. 3. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Truck-drivers; Drivers
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-03NJ054; 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
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division