Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200630309 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Recycling Truck

Accident: 200630309 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 12/01/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11652302812/02/19984953General Refuse Service, Incorporated
Employee #1, a groundsman, and two coworkers were using a 1997 GMC one-ton truck equipped with a Pak-Rat refuse collection system, model #MSLC8, serial #970801SC, to collect recycled materials in a residential area. Employee #1 was riding on the 12 in. by 16 1/2 in. loading step on the passenger's side while a coworker walked ahead of the truck on the driver's side. The truck was moving at no more than 4 mph when Employee #1 fell or stepped off and was run over. He suffered a fractured skull, facial fractures, and a fractured right femur, and numerous abrasions, contusions, and lacerations of his internal organs that resulted in massive internal bleeding. Employee #1 was killed. The loading step was 12 in. in front of the rear axle and 16 in. from the ground. There was no handhold on the truck.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, work rules, riding on equipment, handrail, skull, fall, run over, work surface, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116523028 Fatality Fracture Garbage collectors

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close