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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14383467 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Falling Dumpster

Accident: 14383467 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 02/17/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10328447702/18/19944212Ray'S Sanitation Service
Employee #1 and two coworkers had backed a trash truck up to a metal dumpster to empty it. One employee was operating the controls, lowering a wire rope and hook to the rear of the dumpster. The dumpster was raised and emptied into the rear of the truck with the hydraulic winch system. While the dumpster was in the elevated position, Employee #1 walked under the load. At that instant, the hydraulic cylinder burst and the dumpster fell on Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: work rules, dumpster, equipment failure, hydraulic cylinder, rupture, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103284477 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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