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Accident: 201380045 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Backing Garbage Truck

Accident: 201380045 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 10/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30105047210/15/19964212Vito Stamato & Co., Inc.
On October 12, 1996, Employee #1 was employed as a loader on a three-person garbage collection crew consisting of a driver and two loaders. His job was to collect garbage cans and bags from the curbs in a residential area and to dump the garbage into the hopper of the truck. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was riding on the rear passenger side platform, which was mounted adjacent to the tailgate. The truck was travelling approximately 5 mph in reverse when Employee #1 fell off and was caught under the rear passenger side tandem wheels. He sustained a crushed pelvis and suffered multiple trauma to his left lower extremities. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: garbage truck, crushed, truck, pelvis, fall, struck by, run over, motor vehicle, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301050472 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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