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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

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