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Accident: 202355806 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Garbage Truck

Accident: 202355806 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 05/24/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30873752705/24/20051799Schafer Trash Removal, Inc.
On May 24, 2005, Employee #1, a worker for a trash removal company, was collecting trash on a residential street. His coworker, who was operating the garbage truck, was backing down the street a distance of approximately 700 ft. As the coworker was backing up, Employee #1 was struck by the garbage truck and was killed. The accident investigation identified that either Employee #1 fell off the rear of the truck or was walking near the rear of the truck when he was struck and run over.
Keywords: back-up alarm, garbage truck, crushed, struck by, run over, motor vehicle, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308737527 Fatality Other Garbage collectors FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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