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Accident: 44524.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Hydraulic Compactor

Accident: 44524.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
904918.01505/03/2013Alpine Waste & Recycling
At 1:15 p.m. on May 3, 2013, an employee drove his trash collection truck to an established transfer facility to unload approximately 20 cubic yards of trash. T he employee appeared to have discovered a mechanical problem while preparing to empty his over-the-road trash collection truck at an established transfer statio n. The employee entered the rear hopper area, possibly to investigate what might be wrong. While doing so, the hydraulic unit actuated, crushing and killing the employee.
Keywords: crushed, garbage truck, lockout/tagout, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 904918.015 31 M Fatality Garbage collectors

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