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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14216865 - One Employee Killed And Two Injured In Vehicle Accident

Accident: 14216865 -- Report ID: 0150900 -- Event Date: 08/26/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12688921108/26/19964953City Of Hartford Dpw Waste & Recycling Division

At approximately 2:48 p.m. on August 26, 1996, a refuse truck was traveling northbound on the highway returning to the storage yard with the truck's compactor full. Employee #1, the driver, lost control of the vehicle while maneuvering in traffic. The truck rolled on to its passenger side and slid approximately 150 ft along the northbound lanes. Employee #1 was ejected and sustained fatal injuries. Employee #2 and Employee #3, both laborers, were riding in the three-person cab and were not ejected. Employee #2 and Employee #3 sustained multiple bruises, abrasions and lacerations and were hospitalized for two days.

Keywords: ejected, garbage truck, traffic accident, truck, abrasion, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126889211 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy
2 126889211 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Garbage collectors
3 126889211 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Garbage collectors

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