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Accident: 84873.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Construction Debris

Accident: 84873.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/28/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1143813.01504/29/2016Marengo Disposal Co., Dba Mdc Environmental Servs.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 28, 2016, Employee #1 was emptying his comme rcial garbage truck at the landfill. Employee #1 was outside the vehicle, operat ing the external hydraulic controls for his vehicle. A coworker was delivering c onstruction debris from an end dump tractor/trailer adjacent to Employee #1 on a soft soil surface. The coworker felt the load begin to shift and the trailer st art to fall toward Employee #1 and dropped his trailer into the static position. The hydraulics did not release or lower the elevated trailer fast enough and th e bed fell sideways to the ground, clipping the cab of Employee #1's vehicle and crushing Employee #1 with construction debris that spilled from the end dump tr ailer. Approximately 45,000 lb of construction debris fell onto and around Emplo yee #1. It took hours to extract Employee #1 and he was pronounced dead at the s cene from multiple traumatic injuries over his body.
Keywords: crushing, garbage truck, hydraulic lift, material handling, motor vehicle, roll-over, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1143813.015 54 M Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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