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Accident: 997684 - Employee Killed In Trash Truck Accident

Accident: 997684 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/15/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10200462907/18/19864953Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 2:20 PM ON JULY 15, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING A LARGE TRASH DISPOSAL TRUCK WESTBOUND ON 30TH STREET, AROUND THE 6550 BLOCK. FOR SOME REASON, EMPLOYEE #1 DROVE THE TRUCK INTO THE RIGHT SIDE CURB. THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL STRUCK THE CURB, CAUSING THE ENTIRE TRUCK TO JUMP THE CURB INTO A DITCH. THE TRUCK'S RIGHT BOOM DUG INTO THE GROUND AND THE TRUCK TURNED OVER ONTO ITS LEFT SIDE. EMPLOYEE #1 PARTIALLY FELL OUT THE OPEN WINDOW AS THE TRUCK OVERTURNED. HIS HEAD AND SHOULDERS WERE CRUSHED BETWEEN THE GROUND AND THE TRUCK. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: garbage truck, crushed, seat belt, truck, inattention, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102004629 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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