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Accident: 200022481 - Employee Killed When Struck In Head By Garbage Truck

Accident: 200022481 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 08/21/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30467490608/21/20019511Waste Management Of New Jersey, Inc.
On August 21, 2001, Employee #1 and a second employee were having a conversation on the roadway or parking lot area. While engaged in the conversation with each other, a Mack Waste Management garbage truck made a left turn, passing the tarping rack and moving towards the scale house. The truck traveled a short distance. The cab portion of the truck passed the two employees. However Employee #1 was struck by the left side of the truck in the side of the head. Employee #1 fell to the ground in a fetal position and the truck stopped almost immediately. Employee #1 died from the head injury he received.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, head, struck by, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304674906 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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