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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 55870.015 Event: 12/12/2013Employee Run Over By Garbage Truck And Is Killed
At 10:30 a.m. on December 12, 2013 an employee was performing routine maintenanc e on a truck and trailer, insuring that the trailer connections to the tractor w ere correct. At this time, a refuse truck entered the facility to pick up a dump ster and dumped the refuse into the back of the truck. The employee halted maint enance on the vehicle and began walking towards the office with his back turned to the refuse truck. While operating in reverse, the refuse truck backed over t he employee dragging him approximately ten feet. The employee was killed due to direct trauma to the middle of the back causing massive internal chest injuries, a ruptured aorta, and collapsed lungs.
Keywords: back, back-up alarm, chest, lung, run over, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 952950.015 Fatality Truck drivers, light

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