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Accident: 824920 - Employee Killed Between Trash Truck Packer Panel And Truck

Accident: 824920 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 12/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10437045712/22/19874212Brown'S Trash Removal
Employee #1 and a coworker, who were involved in a trash collection operation, were cleaning the trash truck body. To do so, they had to climb onto the sides of the truck body, one on each side. The coworker on the right side of the truck descended and went to the left side to speak with Employee #1. He then returned to the right side and continued to clean the truck body. He had two additional bags to load and, thinking that Employee #1 had left to collect additional trash, the coworker activated the packer panel to return it to the front of the trash truck body. Employee #1 was caught between the packer panel and the truck body and killed.
Keywords: garbage truck, work rules, cleaning, caught between, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104370457 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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