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Accident: 200881522 - Employee Is Killed When Car Strikes

Accident: 200881522 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 08/18/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31236533108/21/20084212Affordable Waste System Inc.
Prior to sunrise on August 18, 2008, Employee #1 was collecting the residential garbage. Employee #1 parked a Mack truck with a Leach body facing North in the Southbound Lane of County Route 125. Employee #1 exited the vehicle to make a collection. At the same time a car driving South came around a corner and attempted to evade the truck in the Southbound Lane. The car swerved to the shoulder, where Employee #1 was standing. It struck and killed Employee #1. Employee #1 was wearing blue jeans and a blue and grey sweatshirt. He did not wear a nonreflective vest or high visibility clothing. The speed limit for the road in that section was 55 miles per hour, and the road was tarred and graveled, with no markings.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, protective clothing, truck, struck by, motor vehicle, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312365331 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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