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Accident: 14290969 - Employee Dies When Run Over By Backing Up Garbage Truck

Accident: 14290969 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 07/08/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10688314307/14/19924953Taurus Waste Disposal, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING ON THE LEFT REAR PLATFORM OF A GARBAGE TRUCK IN VIEW OF THE TRUCK'S DRIVER VIA HIS REARVIEW MIRROR. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DIRECTING THE DRIVER WHILE THE TRUCK WAS BACKING UP ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET. FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, EMPLOYEE #1 MOVED OUT OF VIEW OF THE DRIVER, WHO CONTINUED TO BACK UP. THE NEXT VIEW THE DRIVER HAD OF EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OVER HIS HOOD, WHERE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD.
Keywords: garbage truck, obstructed view, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106883143 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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