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Accident: 200515484 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Cart Lifter And Door

Accident: 200515484 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31607464010/19/20114212Blackowiak Disposal Inc
On October 19, 2011, Employee #1, of Blackowiak Disposal Incorporated, arrived at the employer's yard to empty his garbage truck. He backed his truck up to the back of a larger truck and emptied his truck's trash. After emptying the container, and while the engine was still running, Employee #1 went to the side of his garbage truck and removed small pieces of garbage from the loading area. He was leaning into the loading area, and his lower body activated the toggle switch, which hydraulically raised the cart tipper from the side of the garbage truck to a 270 degree angle. As a result of the raised cart tipper pushing the opened gate into Employee #1's torso, he was crushed against the opening to the loading area and killed.
Keywords: garbage truck, hydraulic lift, pinned, crushed, industrial truck, truck, loading dock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316074640 Fatality Asphyxia Garbage collectors

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