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Accident: 657627 - Employee Killed; Crushed Between Truck And Telephone Pole

Accident: 657627 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 07/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10103054207/13/19884214Browning Ferris Industries
ON JULY 8, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1, A SHAKER, WAS RIDING ON THE REAR OF A LARGE COMPACTOR TRUCK. THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK DID NOT KNOW THAT EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RIDING THERE. THE DRIVER BACKED THE TRUCK UP AND STRUCK A TELEPHONE POLE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH BETWEEN THE POLE AND REAR OF THE COMPACTION TRUCK. THE TRUCK WAS REFUSE COLLECTION TRUCK #48 (MASS. REG. #386-708, MANUFACTURED BY THE LEACH CO., OSCOSH, WISCONSIN). INJURIES WERE A CRUSHED CHEST AND CRUSHED INTERNAL ORGANS. CAUSAL FACTORS WERE AN UNTRAINED DRIVER, AN UNTRAINED SHAKER, AND NO WORKING BACKING UP ALARM.
Keywords: back-up alarm, chest, caught between, crushed, trash compactor, untrained, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101030542 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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