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Accident: 201380417 - Employee Killed When He Falls Off Back Of Garbage Truck

Accident: 201380417 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 06/02/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30402504206/04/20014212Vmi Allied Waste
Employee #1 was riding the rear step and holding on to the handholds on the driver's side of a garbage truck. The truck was traveling uphill on a grade of five degrees at 10 to 15 mph. The truck struck a bump in the road and Employee #1 lost his balance and fell backward onto his head and died.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, slip, struck against, fall, concussion, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304025042 Fatality Concussion Garbage collectors

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