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Accident: 117930.015 - Employee Is Struck By Garbage Container, Breaks Ribs

Accident: 117930.015 -- Report ID: 0257240 -- Event Date: 02/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1379705.01502/20/2019Platinium Waste Disposal Llc
At 7:30 a.m. on February 15, 2019, an employee was driving a solid waste collect ion truck. He got out of the truck to investigate why the truck shovel would not lower. The shovel was striking a rubber object which exploded and caused the em ployee to be struck by a garbage container. He suffered six broken ribs and rece ived medical treatment. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: chest, driver, explosion, flying object, fracture, garbage truck, industrial truck, malfunction, mech malfunction, motor vehicle, rib, shovel, struck against, struck by, trash bin, trash compactor, truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1379705.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury

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