Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200775872 - Worker Is Struck By Vehicle Bucket, Suffers Severe Injuries
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|313851354||10/13/2009||4212||North Side Carting, Inc.|
On October 13, 2009, Employee #1 was assigned to retrieve curbside recycling containers and place them into position on the recycle collection vehicle. Employee #2 operated the hydraulic bucket controls from the rear of the truck. Employee #2 was not paying attention to his duties of ensuring that there were no workers in the hazard zone of the bucket. Employee #1 was struck by the bucket. Employee #1 was knocked to the ground and pinned beneath the bucket. He sustained broken vertebrae, a broken ankle, and a major contusion across his shoulders, requiring three nights of hospitalization, several months of recuperation, and physical therapy.
|1||313851354||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Occupation not reported|