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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2858264 - Montgomery Village Refuse Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 2858264Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 02/15/1985

Montgomery Village Refuse Inc
12040 Suffolk Terrace
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
Mailing: 13720 West Old Baltimore Rd, Boyds, MD 20841

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/05/1985
Emphasis: L:4900Close Case:04/16/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14194047Event: 01/07/1985Employee Killed When Crushed By Dump Truck Bed
Employee #1 was using a 1980 International sideloader trash truck with an E-Z pack dump body, serial #10451KCAL15686, tag #DT9664-MD, to collect trash from the curb. According to his employer and his foreman, Employee #1 had raised the dump bed of the truck a few feet to reach in and clear debris from the motor. His clothing apparently became caught on the lever that releases the dump bed, causing the bed to crash down. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries to his chest and abdomen, and was killed. Causal factors appear to be misjudgment of a hazardous situation and lack of training. Employee #1 had worked for this employer for seven years and had operated the truck for four years.
Keywords: chest, clothing, garbage truck, maintenance, work rules, control lever, caught by, torso, crushed, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2858264 Fatality Other Garbage collectors

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