A Laborer is Crushed Between a Trash Compactor and Receiving Container

California Case Report: 16CA004

SUMMARY

A laborer working at a charitable donation warehouse died when he was crushed between a stationary trash compactor and a roll-off receiving container being off-loaded by truck. The empty receiving container was to be docked to the trash compactor. The roll-off truck bed was elevated, and the driver had winched the container down so that its rear end was on the ground approximately ten feet from the trash compactor. The victim stepped between the trash compactor and the back of the receiving container to check their alignment. At the same time, the truck driver released the container which slid rapidly down the inclined truck bed, crushing the victim against the trash compactor.

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