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Accident: 14447924 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Sign

Accident: 14447924 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 02/20/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10776022502/21/19894212Bauer Disposal Services
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on February 20, 1989, a garbage truck owned by Bauer Disposal Service, of Faribault, MN, was about to back into a parking lot from the street. Employee #1 dismounted the truck to signal the driver backing the truck. Apparently Employee #1 saw that the truck was about to hit a telephone-type sign pole. He yelled, waved his arms, and ran to the back of the truck at the driver's side. The truck hit the pole, causing the pole and sign to fall. Employee #1 ran to escape the falling sign but was struck on the head. He was transported to District One Hospital, where he died.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, signalman, struck by, falling object, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107760225 Fatality Fracture Garbage collectors

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