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Inspection: 305053431 - Carthage-Sanitation
Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Pub Sec 2
Report ID: 0454732
Open Date: 05/14/2002
314 Spring St. Carthage, TN 37030
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9311/Public Finance, Taxation, and Monetary Policy
Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Truck And Dumpster
On March 10, 2002, Employee #1 was behind a sanitation dump truck that had backed up to lift and empty a dumpster. He was between the dumpster and the truck. The truck remained in gear, while the driver engaged the power takeoff to reach down and pick up the dumpster. When the driver engaged the clutch, the truck came back against the dumpster, crushing and killing Employee #1.
loading, garbage truck, vehicle in gear, work rules, dumpster, caught between, crushed
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