52-Year-Old Public Employee Dies After Being Crushed between Dumpster and Rails of Roll-Off Truck

New Jersey Case Report: 11NJ020
Release Date: November 1, 2012

The following report is the product of our Cooperative State partner and is presented here in its original unedited form from the state. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

SUMMARY

A 52-year-old male public employee was crushed to death between the truck bed and the dumpster of a roll-off truck. On the day of the incident, the decedent was dumping a load of leaves at the recycling yard of a Department of Public Works (DPW) in southern New Jersey. A co-worker who found the victim pinned between the rails and the truck bed called 9-1-1. Emergency personnel arrived, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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