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Accident: 201270451 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Trash Box And Steel Pole

Accident: 201270451 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/17/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30096201601/22/19984212Waste Management Of North Alabama
Employee #1 was killed when he was caught between a trash container and a pole. Employee #1 was in the process of disconnecting a 50-yard trash compactor so he could roll it onto his truck. The turn buckle was disconnected on one side and not on the other. The ram to the compactor cycled for some unknown reason causing one end of the box to move sideways catching Employee #1 between the box and a steel pole.
Keywords: steel column, caught between, crushed, truck, trash compactor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300962016 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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