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Accident: 200775872 - Worker Is Struck By Vehicle Bucket, Suffers Severe Injuries

Accident: 200775872 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 10/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31385135410/13/20094212North Side Carting, Inc.
On October 13, 2009, Employee #1 was assigned to retrieve curbside recycling containers and place them into position on the recycle collection vehicle. Employee #2 operated the hydraulic bucket controls from the rear of the truck. Employee #2 was not paying attention to his duties of ensuring that there were no workers in the hazard zone of the bucket. Employee #1 was struck by the bucket. Employee #1 was knocked to the ground and pinned beneath the bucket. He sustained broken vertebrae, a broken ankle, and a major contusion across his shoulders, requiring three nights of hospitalization, several months of recuperation, and physical therapy.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, shoulder, pinned, hydraulic tool, vertebra, aerial lift, ankle, contusion, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313851354 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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