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Accident: 201105368 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Trash Truck

Accident: 201105368 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12574656011/01/20049511Merced County Dept Of Public Works Solid Waste Div

On October 29, 2004, Employee #1, who was working as the commercial truck spotter, left the area from where they had been giving commercial trucks directions where to back down to for dumping. Employee #1 had walked down to the dump area and was in close proximity to a stuck commercial truck. Another employee, working as the self haul spotter, unaware Employee #1 was down next to the dumping commercial trucks, directed a commercial truck down to a specific dumping spot. The commercial truck driver backing up did not see Employee #1, nor did Employee #1 see the commercial truck backing up in back of him. The commercial truck ran over Employee #1, killing him.

Keywords: back-up alarm, garbage truck, asphyxiated, obstructed view, work rules, run over, communication, backing up

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125746560 Fatality Asphyxia Communications equipment operators, n.e.c.

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