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Accident: 103827.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Backing Garbage Truck

Accident: 103827.015 -- Report ID: 0257210 -- Event Date: 03/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300395.01503/09/2018Atlantic Waste Disposal Inc

At 6:05 p.m. on March 8, 2018, Employee #1 was working for a waste management co mpany. After parking his assigned service truck at the facility and exiting the truck, he was struck by a garbage truck that was backing up. The operator of the garbage truck was unaware that he had hit Employee #1, however, noticed that th e rear of the truck was slightly elevated. Another coworker heard noises coming from the garbage truck and instructed the driver to stop. Employee #1 was disco vered under the back tires of the truck, having sustained crushing injuries to h is right leg and abdomen area. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.

Keywords: back-up alarm, backing up, crushed, garbage truck, run over, tire

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300395.015 60 M Fatality Garbage collectors

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