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Accident: 14491500 - Trash Employee Struck And Killed By Garbage Container

Accident: 14491500 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 08/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10072689208/04/19864212C & A Carbone Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1, WORKING ALONE, WAS EMPTYING GARBAGE FROM A 10 YARD OPEN CONTAINER INTO THE REAR OF A 25 YARD REAR-LOADING SANITATION TRUCK. THE 10 YARD OPEN CONTAINER WAS LIFTED BY A WINCH MOUNTED ON THE TOP REAR OF THE SANITATION TRUCK CONNECTED TO A HOOK PLACED ON THE REAR OF THE OPEN CONTAINER. WHILE THE CONTAINER WAS BEING RAISED, THE CONTAINER PIVOTED AND SWUNG TO THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE TRUCK, CRUSHING EMPLOYEE #1 TO DEATH.
Keywords: garbage truck, crushed, struck by, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100726892 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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