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Accident: 14214274 - Fell From Moving Garbage Truck; Struck Head On Pavement

Accident: 14214274 -- Report ID: 0454734 -- Event Date: 07/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
322857408/12/19859311Johnson City-Solid Waste
AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30 AM ON JULY 26, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING AS A "PICK UP" MAN ON A GARBAGE TRUCK OWNED BY THE CITY OF JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE. THE TRUCK WAS TRAVELLING SOUTH ON WEST MAIN STREET, NEAR SECOND AVENUE, AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 25 MPH. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RIDING ON THE RIGHT REAR PLATFORM OF THE TRUCK. THE RIGHT REAR TANDEM WHEELS HIT A SMALL BUMP AND THEN A DIP. EMPLOYEE #1 LOST HIS FOOTING, PROBABLY DUE IN PART TO THE DAMAGED, OILY AND WET (IT WAS RAINING) PLATFORM ON WHICH HE WAS RIDING. EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO GRASP A HAND RAIL, BUT FAILED. HE FELL TO THE PAVEMENT, STRIKING HIS HEAD AND SUFFERING A SEVERE CONCUSSION. HE DIED AUGUST 6, 1985, AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, slip, truck, fall, slippery surface, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3228574 Fatality Concussion Garbage collectors

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