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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170081418 Event: 09/27/1995Employee Killed When Struck By Garbage Truck
Employee #1 was a member of a three-man crew collecting trash in a residential subdivision. The driver set the parking brake, engaged the PTO to operate the compactor, and left the cab of the truck to help gather a large amount of refuse. As the compactor revved the engine, the truck unexpectedly moved backwards, crushing Employee #1, who was emptying a can. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, garbage truck, vehicle in gear, work rules, crushed, struck by, unmanned, run over
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103431805 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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