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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 304801350 - Employee Is Killed By Hopper Cover On Garbage Truck

Accident: 304801350 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30480135010/30/20014212Waste Management

On October 30, 2001, Employee #1, a garbage collector, was crushed to death by a hopper cover, when he freed an obstruction with his foot on a garbage truck. The garbage truck was equipped with a hopper cover control lever; however, it was defective.

Keywords: garbage truck, control lever, crushed, foot, hopper

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304801350 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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