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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201130051 - Employee Is Struck By Car And Injures Legs

Accident: 201130051 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/08/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31577670812/05/20134212Recology
On November 8, 2013, Employee #1 was collecting garbage and placing it into a rear end loader truck. At approximately 7:50 a.m., he was in the street near the rear end of the truck about to load the garbage containers onto the tippers. The tippers would eventually lift the containers and tip its contents on to the dumpster. As he placed the container in the tipper, a motor vehicle struck him from behind and pinned him to the rear bumper of the loader. The rear bumper was approximately 19 inches high from the ground. Employee #1's legs, on or about the knee area, were crushed in between the rear bumpers of the loader and the front engine hood of the motor vehicle. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent surgical procedures, which involved amputating both legs at the knee. After surgery, he received postoperative treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: knee, fracture, garbage truck, amputated, crushed, struck by, motor vehicle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315776708 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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