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Refuse collector crushed by refuse truck compactor.

Authors
Missouri Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 92MO048, 1993 Jun; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026236
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
19930601
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-109895
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-92MO048; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; WV
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division