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Accident: 120506.015 - Two Employees Are Injured In Sanitation Truck Accident

Accident: 120506.015 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 07/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419450.01507/10/2019City Of Union City Department Of Public Works
At 12:00 noon on July 3, 2019, two employees were riding in a 2017 Freightliner Sanitation truck when the driver attempted to brake while traveling east on a lo cal street however the truck did not slow or stop. The truck struck several vehi cles before traveling through a barrier on an overpass under construction and fa lling onto a highway below. The truck came to a rest along the side of the highw ay against a retaining wall in a mostly vertical position facing downward. Both employees were hospitalized. The driver fractured his ribs, an arm, and a hand. The passenger fractured his femur and spine.
Keywords: arm, barrier guard, brake failure, construction, fracture, garbage truck, hand, highway, leg, retaining wall, rib, spine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419450.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy
2 1419450.015 40 M Hospitalized injury

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