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Accident: 200462414 - Employee Is Crushed Between Trash Compactor And Loading Dock

Accident: 200462414 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 09/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31210844209/04/20094953Waste Management Of Massachusetts, Incorporated
On September 4, 2009, Employee #1 was replacing a hydraulic hose at the rear of a trash compactor, which he had just repaired. Employee #1 was still behind the compactor unit when a roll-on/roll-off truck backed into the bay, where the compactor was housed. The truck then lifted its bed and reversed in order to push the compactor up to the loading dock. Employee #1, who was on the opposite side of the driver and behind the compactor, was out of the truck driver's field of view. Employee #1 was caught between the loading dock and the compactor and was crushed, killing him.
Keywords: garbage truck, repair, caught between, crushed, trash compactor, loading dock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312108442 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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