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Accident: 201799731 - Employee Falls From A Roll Off Trash Truck And Dies

Accident: 201799731 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133472803/29/20054953G & G Roll-Off Services
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 21, 2005, Employee #1 was on a trash truck removing a tarp from the container using his hands. The container was 6 ft high and 8 ft wide. No fall protection was provided or used. The employer did not have fall protection at the workplace and did not require workers to use any fall protection while working on the top of the truck. Employee #1 fell approximately 10.67 ft and fractured his vertebrae and died a month later at the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, truck, fall, fall protection, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301334728 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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