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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170020507 - Employee Killed When Crushed In Garbage Truck Compactor

Accident: 170020507 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 09/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12224423909/26/19954953Benson Brothers - Malone'S Disposal

Employee #1 went inside the compactor of a garbage truck after starting the power take-off (pto) to repair a bad solenoid valve. He apparently slipped and activated the mechanism that then caught and crushed his head and neck, killing him. Employee #1 was an experienced mechanic who was also the safety coordinator and instructor on lockout/tagout procedures.

Keywords: garbage truck, head, repair, work rules, slip, lockout, crushed, neck, power take-off

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122244239 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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