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Worker run over by compactor at landfill.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1998 Jul; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027885
Abstract
A 54-year-old self-employed trash hauler was killed when he was run over by a 55-ton trash compactor at a county landfill. He had dumped a load of trash and was searching for the rakes he and his coworker had used to clear the trash out of the truck. He was at the rear of the load he had just dumped when the incident occurred. One of two compactors operating at the time of the incident ran over him causing fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. Require all personnel (including customers) working outside a vehicle at a landfill to wear bright colored reflective vests/clothing. 2. Maintain a 50-foot corridor between equipment/personnel dumping and the trash compactors.
Keywords
Region-7; 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; Safety-clothing; Equipment-operators
Publication Date
19980709
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-106562
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-98NE011; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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