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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 141285.015 Event: 07/12/2021Employee Is Killed In Fall From Truck
At 10:20 a.m. on July 12, 2021, an employee was driving a waste collection vehic le when he stopped the vehicle and exited the driver's cab. The employee walked to the right side of the vehicle and engaged the adjustable ladder attached to t he hopper. The employee began to ascend the ladder and had gotten to a height of approximately four feet when his left hand lost grip of the side rail of the la dder. The employee fell to the street and remained face down until a passing con cerned citizen notified emergency services. The employee was pronounced dead on the scene.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, driver, fall, garbage truck, hopper, ladder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555649.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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