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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1484396.015 - 145902 - City Of Charlotte - Solid Waste Services

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte


Inspection Nr: 1484396.015
Report ID: 0453730
Open Date: 07/20/2020

Site Address:
145902 - City Of Charlotte - Solid Waste Services
9608 Albemarle Road
Charlotte, NC 28215

Mailing Address:
1105 Otts Street, Charlotte, NC 28205

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 924110/Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/20/2020


Close Case:11/20/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1629321
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128548.015
Event: 07/20/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Motor Vehicle

At approximately 12:00 a.m. on July 20, 2020, an employee (Driver) and a cowork er (Helper) were collecting trash at commercial stops on a two-lane paved surfac e road with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour. The crew was operating a Crane Carrier Company (CCC) garbage truck equipped with a Loadmaster rear load refuse truck body that facilitates refuse collection. The crew was pulled over t o the right-hand side of the road. The garbage truck was equipped with reflectiv e decals and red/yellow strobe lights that were on at the time of the incident. Both employees were outside of the garbage truck and wearing ANSI Class 2 high v isibility vests conducting refuse collection activities. At the time of the inci dent, the employee was walking behind the garbage truck emptying a waste contain er while the coworker was returning another container to the customer's driveway . A Toyota Prius occupied by one operator approached the crew from behind. The c oworker noticed the approaching vehicle and reported that there was no indicatio n that the operator saw the crew or the parked garbage truck. The coworker jumpe d to the right sidewalk of the road as the vehicle struck the employee and colli ded with the rear of the garbage truck. The employee was pushed underneath the rear loading portion of the garbage truck. The employee was transported to the h ospital and later died as a result of struck-by injuries due to the motor vehicl e crash.

Keywords:garbage truck, motor vehicle, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484396.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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