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Accident: 118451.015 - Employee Breaks Leg Jumping Off Garbage Truck Blade To Floor

Accident: 118451.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419365.01507/30/2019Burns & Sons Trucking Inc.
At 4:15 p.m. on July 23, 2019, and employee (Helper) was riding in a garbage tru ck driven by a coworker (Truck Driver) when they arrived at a condominium comple x to pick up trash. The employee #1 placed the 3 yard bin (toter) on the dogs on the front of the truck; the dogs were raised up on the front of the truck to em pty the toter in the back. The employee climbed up the truck ladder on the side of the truck after a three yard bin (toter) fell off of the dogs while being emp tied and fell into the back of the truck. The employee was standing on the packe r blade when he jumped approximately 46 inches down onto the hard metal floor of the truck. When the employee landed on the floor he fractured the tibia in his left leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, dumpster, fall, fall from elevation, floor, fracture, garbage truck, injury illness prevention program, jump, jumping, leg, loading, metal, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous si
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419365.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Helpers, extractive occupations

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