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Accident: 201381134 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Garbage Truck

Accident: 201381134 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 11/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31105647711/26/20084953Scuffy Carting, Llc
On November 14, 2008, Employee #1 was riding on the passenger side rider's step on the rear of a Mack refuse truck, Model Number CTP713B. A coworker was driving the truck. The coworker saw Employee #1 get onto the riding step and grasp the handle with both hands. He then drove the vehicle at approximately 10 miles per hour for approximately 400 feet when he noticed that Employee #1 was no longer standing on the riding step. The coworker stopped the vehicle, got out, and found Employee #1 lying on the ground. Employee #1 was transported by emergency services to the hospital, where he underwent surgery for a blood clot. Further investigation revealed that Employee #1 may have slipped off the truck due to the wet surface of the step.
Keywords: blood clot, garbage truck, head, slip, fall, slippery surface, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311056477 Hospitalized injury Concussion Laborers, except construction

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