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Accident: 200850204 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Door Of Truck Hopper

Accident: 200850204 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 01/09/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10694340001/06/19944212Giacomo Co. Inc.
At 1:30 a.m. on January 9, 1992, Employee #1, the driver of a refuse truck, and a coworker were at a recycling facility Brooklyn, NY, dumping the contents of their vehicle. Employee #1 was leaning into the truck hopper to retrieve some material that had become caught when the hopper door began to drift down, catching him at the waist. Other workers at the site tried unsuccessfully to rescue him. Employee #1 died of suffocation.
Keywords: garbage truck, hopper door, abdomen, suffocated, unsecured, work rules, caught by, crushed, hopper, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106943400 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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