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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14550487 - Employees Struck By Backing Garbage Truck

Accident: 14550487 -- Report ID: 0454732 -- Event Date: 04/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
323781504/09/19859311Murfreesboro-Public Works
A CITY-OWNED GARBAGE TRUCK HAD BACKED INTO POSITION TO LOAD GARBAGE AT THE STONES RIVER MANOR (RETIREMENT CENTER) COLLECTION POINT. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2, THE PICK UP MEN, HAD MOVED TO THE REAR OF THE TRUCK TO BEGIN LOADING GARBAGE. THE DRIVER, BELIEVING HE HAD PLACED THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER IN NEUTRAL, LET OUT THE CLUTCH. THE VEHICLE, WHICH APPARENTLY WAS STILL IN REVERSE, LURCHED BACKWARDS SEVERAL FEET, STRIKING BOTH EMPLOYEES. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS KNOCKED TO THE GROUND BUT WAS OTHERWISE UNINJURED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KNOCKED AGAINST, AND PINNED BETWEEN, THE RIGHT REAR SIDE OF THE TRUCK AND THE FREEZER AND A SMALL GATE SET AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE FREEZER. EMPLOYEE #1 SUSTAINED A BROKEN ARM, INTERNAL INJURIES, AND A HEAD INJURY, WHICH WAS PROBABLY THE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, head, truck, struck by, arm, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3237815 Fatality Puncture Garbage collectors
2 3237815 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Garbage collectors

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