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Accident: 802447 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Struck By Truck

Accident: 802447 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/04/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
321079603/07/19889199City Of Darlington - San. Dept.
Three employees were loading a dumpster into the City of Darlington's 1981 Ford 8000 garbage truck, license #17324, with a Pak-Mor compactor and rear end loader, R220 series. One attendant was working the controls and another was pulling the cable. When the driver got out to observe, the truck began to roll downhill. After traveling 52 ft 10 in. (1 1/2 to 2 ft drop), the truck struck a building, creating a 12 ft by 10 ft hole in the outer and inner concrete wall and damaging an interior wall located 4 ft inside. Employees #1 and #2 were inside the building and were struck by the truck. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized overnight with severe bruises.
Keywords: brake, work rules, collision, unmanned, contusion, garbage truck, traffic accident, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3210788 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Lawyers
2 3210788 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Managers and administrators, n.e.c
3 3210796 Occupation Not Listed

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