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Accident: 116277.015 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Garbage Truck

Accident: 116277.015 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1401034.01505/14/201999585 - Tomahawk Ford Inc Dba East Mesabi Sanitation
At 5:15 a.m. on May 13, 2019, a garbage truck driver working alone. He became crushed between the garbage truck's rear passenger corner (location of the dumping/compacting controls) and one of the metal fence posts of the chain link fence that surrounded the dumpster he was going to empty. The garbage truck moved in reverse and ran over the employee after the driver exited the garbage truck to empty the dumpster.
Keywords: pinned, crushed, garbage truck, run over, fence, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1401034.015 61 M Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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