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Accident: 14469308 - Crew Member Crushed Between Garbage Truck & Wall

Accident: 14469308 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/17/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
111479208/17/19841711Gateway Plumbing Company
THE THREE MAN CREW WAS POSITIONING A GARBAGE TRUCK TO PICK UP A DUMPSTER BOX. ONE MAN DROVE WHILE A LOADER STOOD ON EACH OF THE REAR SIDE STEPS. WHILE THEY WERE BACKING DOWN A STEEP, CURVED AND NARROW ROAD THE TRUCK WENT OUT OF CONTROL. IT SLID FROM THE PAVEMENT OVER ABOUT 10 FT OF WET GROUND INTO THE STEEL REINFORCED WALL OF A TENNIS COURT. THE LOADER WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE TRUCK AND THE STEEL REINFORCED WALL.
Keywords: garbage truck, crushed, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1114792 Fatality Amputation Garbage collectors

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