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Accident: 14295547 - Garbage Truck Helper Killed When Run Over By Truck

Accident: 14295547 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 06/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10438432606/28/19884212Buddy'S Disposal & Sons
Employee #1 and a coworker, both helpers on a rear-loading trash collection vehicle, were collecting household refuse and trash in a rural-suburban area. They were riding on the rear side steps that were provided for helpers to stand on between stops. Employee #1 was riding on the step on the left side. At each stop, Employee #1 would jump off and help get the garbage containers, empty them into the rear end loader, and then hop back on the rear side step. As the truck backed up, Employee #1 fell off and was run over by the left rear wheels. He sustained massive crushing injuries to the head and was killed. Employee #1 was trained as a helper. The employer provided gloves and foul weather clothing, as needed, for all its employees. Employee #1's work shift had begun at 3:00 a.m.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, crushed, fall, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104384326 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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