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Accident: 14234785 - Employee Killed By Backing Up Garbage Truck

Accident: 14234785 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 07/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10058135408/01/19884212Laidlaw Waste Systems, Inc.
At approximately 1:10 p.m. on July 29, 1988, Employee #1 was working from the rear of a Ford 8,000 rear packer garbage collection truck that was traveling west. The truck stopped after rounding a corner so that it could back up to its first pick up point. The driver checked the driver's side rear view mirror to receive back up signals from Employee #1. The all clear signal was given and the driver proceeded to back up. While backing up, the driver felt a bump in the road. When he could not see Employee #1 he stopped the truck and got out. Employee #1 was lying approximately 4 ft from the west curb. The truck had run over his chest and killed him.
Keywords: chest, garbage truck, struck by, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100581354 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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