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Accident: 55247.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Roll-Off Dumpster Containe

Accident: 55247.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 12/02/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
950441.01512/02/2013Cotterman & Sons Llc
At 9:15 a.m. on December 2, 2013, an employee was using a hydraulic tilt-frame h oist to remove a 40 yard steel waste container that contained roofing materials and replacing it with a similar empty waste container. The hoist was mounted on an engine cab and chassis. As the employee used the hoist to lift the full conta iner onto the truck chassis for removal, the container's door latching mechanism became entangled on stacked pallets of roofing material positioned next to the container. The employee then climbed underneath the container to dislodge the ro ofing material, when the hydraulic tilt function gave way and the rear end of th e container crushed him underneath. The employee was killed.
Keywords: crushing, equipment failure, garbage truck, hoisting mechanism
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 950441.015 50 M Fatality Waste/Debris Collector

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