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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202044582 - Employee Died When Caught Between A Telephone Pole

Accident: 202044582 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 09/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30345441709/10/20014953Waste Management Of Nh, Inc.

An employee was working as a garbage collector on the rear of the truck. On his second day on the job, he was riding alone on the right rear side of the truck when the driver steered left to clear a telephone pole and then steered right to line up for the next pick up. As the truck was straightened, the rear of the truck contacted the telephone pole and crushed the rider. The employee sustained massive injuries resulting in his death.

Keywords: garbage truck, driver, caught between, crushed

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303454417 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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