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Accident: 200033082 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 200033082 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 11/14/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31136949011/14/20074212Allied Waste Services
At approximately 8:09 a.m. on November 14, 2007, Employee #1, a garbage truck driver, arrived at a customer's workplace to pickup and empty out a six yard waste container. He was working alone operating the controls of the heim truck, attempting to lift up the container. A T-bar on the container, to which the trucks hoist cable was attached, broke off and became airborne. He was struck in the head by the cable hook or the broken T-bar and was killed.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, hoisting mechanism, struck by, flying object, cable logging, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311369490 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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