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Accident: 201750254 - Employee Is Decapitated By Garbage Truck

Accident: 201750254 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 10/30/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30129924410/30/19974953Us Disposal Service
On October 30, 1997, Employee #1 attempted to reach into the sump area of a garbage truck while laying on the platen. He accidentally activated the hydraulic system which returned to the operating position, decapitating him.
Keywords: garbage truck, amputated, truck, decapitated, hydraulic pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301299244 Fatality Amputation Laborers, except construction

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