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Accident: 98132.015 - Employee Was Struck And Killed By Vehicle While Collecting T

Accident: 98132.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 08/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254515.01508/11/2017All Cycle Waste, Inc.
At approximately 6:25 a.m. on August 11, 2017, Employee #1, (Driver) and Employe e #2, (Helper) were collecting trash and recycling at residential stops on a two -lane paved surface state highway with a posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour . The crew was operating a Mack commercial motor vehicle (CMV) equipped with a s plit body refuse truck body to facilitate refuse collection. The crew was pulled over to the right-hand side of the highway blocking the driveway of a residenti al customer at the time of the incident. The CMV was equipped with hazard indica tors and strobe light that were on at the time of the incident. Both employees w ere outside of the CMV and wearing ANSI Class 3 high visibility t-shirts conduct ing refuse collection activities. At the time of the incident Employee #1, a Cau casian male, approximately 47 years of age, was walking behind the CMV after emp tying a recycle container and returning it to the customer's driveway while Empl oyee #2 was emptying a trash container. A GMC van occupied by one operator appro ached the crew from behind. Employee #2 noticed the approaching van and reported that there was no indication that the operator saw the crew or the parked CMV. Employee #2 stepped back to the right shoulder of the highway as the van stuck E mployee #1 and collided with the rear of the CMV. Employee #1 was pushed into th e rear loading portion of the CMV and was killed as a result of the motor vehicl e crash. Employee #2 was not injured and the van operator suffered a broken femu r.
Keywords: emergency response, garbage truck, motor vehicle, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254515.015 46 M Fatality Waste/Debris Collector

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