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Accident: 510651 - Employee Injured When Rammed Into Dumpster By Garbage Truck

Accident: 510651 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 12/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30123265812/30/19964212Hillsboro Garbage Disposal Inc
Employee #1, a garbage truck driver, got out of his truck to check if a dumpster was empty. He did not set the emergency brake and unintentionally left the truck in gear. The truck rammed him into the dumpster, fracturing 13 ribs and a clavicle, puncturing his lung, and causing muscle damage down his left leg. He got into the truck and backed it up, called for help on the radio, and then passed out.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, lung, vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, dumpster, unmanned, inattention, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301232658 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light

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