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Accident: 128548.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Motor Vehicle

Accident: 128548.015 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 07/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484396.01507/20/20209511145902 - City Of Charlotte - Solid Waste Services
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on July 20, 2020, an employee (Driver) and a cowork er (Helper) were collecting trash at commercial stops on a two-lane paved surfac e road with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour. The crew was operating a Crane Carrier Company (CCC) garbage truck equipped with a Loadmaster rear load refuse truck body that facilitates refuse collection. The crew was pulled over t o the right-hand side of the road. The garbage truck was equipped with reflectiv e decals and red/yellow strobe lights that were on at the time of the incident. Both employees were outside of the garbage truck and wearing ANSI Class 2 high v isibility vests conducting refuse collection activities. At the time of the inci dent, the employee was walking behind the garbage truck emptying a waste contain er while the coworker was returning another container to the customer's driveway . A Toyota Prius occupied by one operator approached the crew from behind. The c oworker noticed the approaching vehicle and reported that there was no indicatio n that the operator saw the crew or the parked garbage truck. The coworker jumpe d to the right sidewalk of the road as the vehicle struck the employee and colli ded with the rear of the garbage truck. The employee was pushed underneath the rear loading portion of the garbage truck. The employee was transported to the h ospital and later died as a result of struck-by injuries due to the motor vehicl e crash.
Keywords: garbage truck, motor vehicle, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484396.015 55 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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