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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 81665.015 - Worker Suffers Heart Attack And Dies

Accident: 81665.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 10/27/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1101802.01510/27/2015Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
At 12:15 p.m. on October 27, 2015, Employee #1 and a coworker were servicing a r esidential neighborhood, collecting residents waste. While Employee #1 rode on t he back of the truck and retrieved waste bins for emptying, the coworker operate d the garbage truck. As Employee #1 emptied the trash from one residence and th e truck moved on to the next house, the coworker noticed that Employee #1 had no t returned to the truck. When the coworker stopped the truck and exited the cab to investigate where Employee #1 had gone, he found Employee #1 unconscious and lying on the ground. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, CPR wa s performed. However, Employee #1 could not be revived. An autopsy revealed tha t Employee #1 had suffered a heart attack and died.
Keywords: garbage truck, heart, heart attack, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1101802.015 31 M Fatality Waste/Debris Collector

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