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Accident: 9972.015 - Employee Is Crushed When Caught Between A Refuse Container A

Accident: 9972.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 02/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
243055.01502/29/2012Allied Waste Services Of North America, Llc
At 2:15 p.m. on February 28, 2012, an employee was loading a 30 yard refuse cont ainer at the rear of his assigned roll off container truck. A hoist cable had b een attached to the container and hoisted to the rear of the truck. The truck wa s backed under the hoisted container when a portion of the container runner (lik e a sled) separated from the container and become entangled. Employee #1 attempt ed to free the entanglement manually. However, the truck's parking brake was not set and the truck was located on a forward down grade, which caused the truck t o roll forward. When the truck rolled forward, Employee #1 was caught between th e hoisted refuse container and the roll off rack mounted on the refuse container truck. Employee #1 was killed when he was severely crushed by the roll off con tainer.
Keywords: crushed, entangled, garbage truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 243055.015 62 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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