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Accident: 109621.015 - Employee Falls From Garbage Truck And Is Killed

Accident: 109621.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 07/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341880.01508/24/2018Waste Pro Usa, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on July 4, 2018, an employee was riding on the back of a household solid waste collection truck. After collecting garbage at one residence, the employee hopped on the rear driver's side of the truck. After traveling at speeds up to 43 MPH for a quarter of a mile, the passenger side inside tandem rear tire blew out sending smoke and debris into the air. The employee fell from the truck and struck his head on the pavement. The employee suffered swelling on the brain and died. The incident investigation revealed that the company's policy was for solid waste collection truck's to not exceed 10 MPH when employees were riding on the back.
Keywords: fall, head, highway, garbage truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1341880.015 35 M Fatality Concussion Garbage collectors

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