Employee Struck by Vehicle (KV 206)


What Happened?

At 9:17 a.m. on September 4, 2018, an employee was walking on the roadside of the trailer preparing to set up for paving operations. The employee was struck by a motor vehicle and was killed.

Contributing Factors

There are no contributing factors.

What Can We Learn?


Time Pressure: The employee may have felt urgency that pushed him to make poor decisions, take short-cuts, or not follow the rules.

Overconfidence: Did the worker overestimate his knowledge, underestimate risks, and exaggerate their ability to control events?


The employee could have used the proper Procedures to ensure the road was blocked off and cones were placed alerting those driving by.

The employee could have used a Questioning Attitude to question every aspect of what he was doing to ensure he was fully aware of the situation and consequences.

Ask the Right Questions

How does this relate to our work?

Where do we have similar traps?

What Tools can we use to avoid a similar incident?

Was a stop work point missed?