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Accident: 759340 - Garbage Man Killed When Struck By Backing Truck

Accident: 759340 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 05/03/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10396591905/06/19884212Global Waste Services Inc
At approximately 10:55 a.m. on May 3, 1988, Employee #1, a garbage truck helper, was riding on the back of a 1978 Ford truck. The driver stated that he saw Employee #1 in the driver's side mirror before he started to back up. He was backing up at an angle so that he could better see the road. Employee #1 apparently fell off the back step and was run over by the truck's right, back, and front wheels. Both sets of wheels ran over Employee #1's chest and abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: chest, wheel, garbage truck, abdomen, fall, struck by, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103965919 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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