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Accident: 14194047 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Dump Truck Bed

Accident: 14194047 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 01/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
285826402/15/19854953Montgomery Village Refuse Inc
Employee #1 was using a 1980 International sideloader trash truck with an E-Z pack dump body, serial #10451KCAL15686, tag #DT9664-MD, to collect trash from the curb. According to his employer and his foreman, Employee #1 had raised the dump bed of the truck a few feet to reach in and clear debris from the motor. His clothing apparently became caught on the lever that releases the dump bed, causing the bed to crash down. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries to his chest and abdomen, and was killed. Causal factors appear to be misjudgment of a hazardous situation and lack of training. Employee #1 had worked for this employer for seven years and had operated the truck for four years.
Keywords: chest, clothing, garbage truck, maintenance, work rules, control lever, caught by, torso, crushed, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2858264 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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