Intoxicated refuse collector falls off of and is backed over by refuse truck.
NIOSH 1994 Jul; :1-3
A 32-year-old intoxicated refuse collector died after falling from the rear of a refuse truck and being backed over on a residential street. The victim and co-worker (driver) were on a routine collection route at the time of the incident. The workers had backed the truck approximately 65-feet on dead-end street, which had no turn around, when the incident occurred. The MO FACE Investigator concluded that in order to prevent a similar occurrence employers should: 1. develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in hazard recognition and avoidance.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Region-7; Sanitary-engineering; Sanitation; Sanitation-engineering; Motor-vehicles; Alcoholism; Alcoholic-beverages; Substance-abuse
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Missouri Department of Health