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Accident: 200711539 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Dumpster

Accident: 200711539 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 10/31/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11003859311/02/20011542Patton Contractors

On October 31, 2001, Employee #1 was killed when a trash dumpster fell on him. Employee #1 operated the control lever to hoist and empty the dumpster into the garbage truck. Once elevated, the dumpster became loose and fell on Employee #1, killing him.

Keywords: garbage truck, control lever, dumpster
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 110038593 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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