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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $460 $0 $0 $0 $0 $460
Current Penalty $260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $260
FTA Amount $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 890032 A 02/25/1988 02/28/1988 $260 $460 $3,000 03/08/1988 T -  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 824920 Event: 12/21/1987Employee Killed Between Trash Truck Packer Panel And Truck
Employee #1 and a coworker, who were involved in a trash collection operation, were cleaning the trash truck body. To do so, they had to climb onto the sides of the truck body, one on each side. The coworker on the right side of the truck descended and went to the left side to speak with Employee #1. He then returned to the right side and continued to clean the truck body. He had two additional bags to load and, thinking that Employee #1 had left to collect additional trash, the coworker activated the packer panel to return it to the front of the trash truck body. Employee #1 was caught between the packer panel and the truck body and killed.
Keywords: garbage truck, work rules, cleaning, caught between, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104370457 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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