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Accident: 28155.015 - Employee Is Crushed An Killed By Overturned Garbage Truck

Accident: 28155.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/07/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
626178.01509/07/2012Ameriwaste, Inc.

At 9:30 a.m. on September 7, 2012, an employee was working for a waste company a s an assistant to a trash collector. While on a scheduled collection route, the employee was riding on the back of the garbage truck in between collection point s. After emptying a trash can into the truck, the employee hopped on the rear o f the truck near the compactor controls for a ride to the next collection point. Soon afterward, the trucks front tire veered off the road into a 2.5 foot deep ditch, causing the truck to tip over. The employee could not jump from the truc k in time and became pinned between the truck and the ground with the compactor controls piercing his chest. He was killed as a result of his injuries sustained .

Keywords: chest, crushing, ditch, garbage truck, overturn, pinned, roll-over, unstable soil, unstable surface

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 626178.015 26 M Fatality Helpers, extractive occupations

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