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Accident: 97065.015 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Dumpster Being Loaded Gar

Accident: 97065.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 06/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At 10:30 a.m. on June 29, 2017, an employee was emptying a dumpster into the bac k of a rear loading garbage truck. The employee was reversing the hopper blade in the garbage truck while the dumpster was elevated in order to remove concret e blocks from the back of the truck. A block hit the trunnion bar causing the du mpster to dislodge from the back of the truck. The dumpster swung around and st ruck the employee operating the controls and pinned them against the side of the truck. The employee was evacuated to San Antonio where they later passed away.
Keywords: dumpster, garbage truck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1245523.015 53 M Fatality

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