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Accident: 969568 - Employee Dies After Fall From Moving Garbage Truck

Accident: 969568 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10558392605/03/19884953Ogden Valley Disposal
Employee #1 was a pick-up man on a residential collection route in a rural area. The employee had made a pickup at one address and had climbed on the back of the truck. He signaled to the driver that he was ready to go. When the driver got to the next pick-up, 6/10 mile away, the helper was not on the back of the truck. The driver retraced his route and found the employee in the road about 2/10 mile back, unconscious and bleeding from his head. Employee #1 died on May 3, 1988, in a local hospital.
Keywords: garbage truck, head, unconsciousness, loss of blood, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105583926 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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