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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 116277.015 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Garbage Truck

Accident: 116277.015 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1401034.01505/14/201999585 - Tomahawk Ford Inc Dba East Mesabi Sanitation

At 5:15 a.m. on May 13, 2019, a garbage truck driver working alone. He became c rushed between the garbage truck's rear passenger corner (location of the dumpin g/compacting controls) and one of the metal fence posts of the chain link fence that surrounded the dumpster he was going to empty. The garbage truck moved in reverse and ran over the employee after the driver exited the garbage truck to e mpty the dumpster.

Keywords: backing up, crushed, fence, garbage truck, pinned, run over

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1401034.015 61 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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