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Accident: 41959.015 - Employee Is Struck By Oncoming Truck And Is Killed

Accident: 41959.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 03/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
894461.01503/07/2013Avw Of Wv, Inc.

At 8:35 a.m. on March 7, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker were on a residential refuse collection route. Employee #1 was driving the Mack rear loading collecti on truck and the coworker was his helper. Employee #1 stopped in the northbound lane and the coworker got off of the riding step of the truck to collect the st op on the east side. Employee #1 exited the truck cab to collect the stop on the west side. When Employee #1 exited the truck cab, he was struck by a 1997 Ford 250 pickup truck traveling 40 mph in the southbound lane. The coworker heard t he impact and observed Employee #1 fly past the back of the refuse collection tr uck. Employee #1 came to rest 100 feet behind the refuse collection truck. The employee sustained blunt force trauma to his body, fractures and internal bleedi ng and was killed.

Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, hemorrhage, obstructed view, pickup truck, struck by, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 894461.015 30 M Fatality Garbage collectors

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