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Accident: 200020030 - Employee Killed When Head Strikes Telephone Pole

Accident: 200020030 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 10/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10866124010/11/19954212Tri-County Disposal Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was riding on the rear step of a Leach garbage truck. The truck was traveling at approximately 25 mph when it moved over too close to the curb. Employee #1's head struck against a telephone pole that was 6 1/2 in. from the curb. He died of massive head and internal injuries.
Keywords: clearance, garbage truck, head, work rules, struck against, truck, utility pole, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108661240 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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