Refuse collector crushed by refuse truck compactor.
NIOSH 1993 Jun; :1-3
A 24-year-old refuse collector died as a result of being crushed by the compactor blade of a refuse truck. The victim had reached into the truck compactor compartment to salvage a piece of brass from a discarded lavatory. The compactor blade inadvertently activated and the victim could not escape. The MO FACE investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but not limited to, training in hazard recognition and avoidance. 2. install warning lights and warning sound indicators when compactor mechanism is engaged.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Sanitation; Sanitation-engineering; Trucking; Region-7; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Machine-operation; Machine-operators
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Missouri Department of Health