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Accident: 99435.015 - Employee Is Pinned Between Garbage Truck And Wall And Is Kil

Accident: 99435.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267500.01510/02/2017Tayman Industries Inc
At 10:30 a.m. on October 2, 2017, an employee was working at a jobsite located i n an alley between commercial properties in La Jolla. The employer is a refuse collection contractor who contracts with commercial and residential properties i n San Diego to collect trash and recyclables and delivers them to a collection o r waste facility. On the day of the accident, the employee was assigned to Truck #208, an AMREP front loader, 40-yard waste hauler, to perform trash collections along his normal route. The employee was replacing a 3 yard refuse bin he'd ju st emptied into his collection truck when the unattended vehicle started to roll forward. The employee was fatally injured when his body was crushed between the driver's side front quarter of the truck and a wall. The weight of the trash tr uck (empty) is over 15,000 lbs. The contributing factors to the accident were a failure to secure the vehicle before exiting the truck, and attempting to clim b onto a moving vehicle. The employee was found unresponsive and apneic. He was transported to the Hospital while CPR was attempted, and other life saving meas ures, but was pronounced deceased at 11:33 AM. The employee cause of death was m echanical asphyxiation and blunt force trauma to the torso.
Keywords: garbage truck, pinned, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1267500.015 22 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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