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Accident: 201021433 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Tree Branches

Accident: 201021433 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12554085611/19/20074953Marin Sanitary Service
On October 2, 2007, Employee #1 was riding on the side platform (passenger side) of a garbage truck, as part of his regular job of collecting garbage. Employee #2 was driving the truck. The truck was traveling along a two-lane road, when Employee #1 was struck by branches of a tree and apparently fell on the road. Initial medical evaluations did not reveal any serious injury. Later, Employee #1 experienced seizures, which were suspected to have been caused by the accident. On November 13, 2007, the safety administrator of Marin Sanitary Services telephoned the Cal/OSHA DOSH Santa Rosa District Office to report the accident and injury sustained by Employee #1.
Keywords: garbage truck, tree limb, riding on equipment, fall, struck by, brain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125540856 Hospitalized injury Concussion Garbage collectors

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