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Accident: 14504930 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Garbage Truck

Accident: 14504930 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 10/07/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10088179610/14/19874212Springfield City Refuse Systems, Inc.
At approximately 12:54 p.m. on October 7, 1987, Employee #1 was riding on the rear platform of a commercial refuse truck. The truck was backing down a residential street when the driver felt three bumps. He then saw Employee #1 laying face down in the street. Employee #1 had either stepped or fallen from the platform and slipped under the wheels of the truck. He suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, crushed, fall, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100881796 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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