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Accident: 128294.015 - Worker At County Landfill Is Struck By Debris And Is Killed

Accident: 128294.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 08/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486558.01508/04/2020Bestway Container Service Llc
At 1:30 p.m. on August 3, 2020, an employee was working for a solid waste collec tion firm. He was at a county landfill. He was standing behind a pile of debris. It is possible that he was in a group of workers behind the pile of debris. A w orker for the county was operating a bulldozer at the landfill. He was unable to see the employee (and any coworkers) behind the pile. The employee was struck b y and caught in the debris being pushed by the bulldozer. The employee suffered multiple traumas. He was killed. The employer did not report the death within ei ght hours. The fatality came to OSHA's attention on the following day, August 4, by way of an open source media. The Buffalo area office opened an inspection on August 4.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, bulldozer, equipment operator, landfill, poor visibility, struck by, traumatic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486558.015 56 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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