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Waste disposal worker was crushed between a waste disposal truck and a dumpster.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2003 Sep; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20027786
Abstract
A 45-year old waste disposal worker died on March 24, 2003, from injuries he received when he was crushed between a commercial waste disposal container (dumpster) and the rear-loading waste disposal truck he was operating. Safety latches were not used to secure the dumpster to the truck, and when it was lifted, the dumpster swung around and pinned the victim between the dumpster and the truck. Oklahoma Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OKFACE) investigators concluded that to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Ensure that all waste disposal truck operators attach disposal containers in the proper manner. 2. Ensure that continuous training and monitoring for compliance is conducted for all high-risk tasks. 3. Ensure that all employees follow written policies and procedures for use of personal protective equipment.
Keywords
Region-6; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Training; Safety-programs; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
20030924
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-114220
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-03OK016; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-613938
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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