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Accident: 129368.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Vehicle Attachment

Accident: 129368.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1492089.01509/10/2020Salt Lake City Department Of Public Services Fleet Management
At 3:25 p.m. on September 9, 2020, an employee was working on a 2016 Peterbilt R efuse vehicle with a Labrie Automizer Right-Hand attachment at a fleet maintenan ce facility. The employee was working on the Labrie attachment which raises and lowers plastic containers, dumping the contents into the refuse hopper. The truc k was turned in for work on a coolant leak, and for a complaint that the arms "s lams" at each end of travel. The employee had been working on the truck for less than 1 hour when he was standing below the raised arm and it suddenly fell on h im. Coworkers did not witness the accident, but lifted the arm off of the employ ee. Emergency Services were called and responded. Employees attempted to use an AED on the employee but were unsuccessful at reviving him. EMS arrived and began to administer medical care, but declared the employee was dead due to a fractur ed skull.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, garbage truck, maintenance, skull, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1492089.015 57 M Fatality Automobile mechanics

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