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Accident: 202045886 - Employee Falls And Dies From Blunt Force Trauma

Accident: 202045886 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 08/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31422326408/24/20124953Myers Container Service Corporation

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on August 23, 2012, Employee #1 and a coworker were operating a rear loader type refuse collection truck. The coworker was driving the garbage truck while Employee #1 rode on either of the riding steps on the back of the truck for easy mounting and dismounting at customer stops. Employee #1 fell off the riding steps while the garbage truck was in motion between stops. The fall impact caused a severe blunt force trauma injury to his forehead. He was transported to a medical center by paramedics and was pronounced dead at the hospital from injuries sustained from the fall.

Keywords: garbage truck, head, riding on equipment, fall

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314223264 Fatality Fracture Garbage collectors

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