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Accident: 202360301 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Moving Garbage Truck

Accident: 202360301 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 12/18/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31063829112/18/20064959Ecology Services Municipal Operations, Llc
On December 18, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were riding on the back of a garbage collection truck, with the employee having one foot on the driver's side step and another on the top of the edge of the hopper area. The coworker was standing entirely on the side step. As the truck was moving up a slight incline, Employee #1 fell off the back. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The truck was traveling on an asphalt road through a residential neighborhood at a low speed; the road had no speed bumps or pot holes.
Keywords: garbage truck, struck against, fall, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310638291 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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