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Massachusetts trash collection company operations manager dies when crushed between conveyor truck and dumpster.

Authors
Massachusetts 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 92MA020, 1993 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20028389
Abstract
On September 15, 1992, a 45 year-old male off-duty municipal firefighter was crushed to death while employed in a supplemental occupation as a trash collection operations manager. In the process of loading a trash dumpster onto a parked conveyor truck, the victim was pinned between the conveyor truck and the dumpster. He was transported to a regional medical center where he died of his injuries approximately two hours later. The Massachusetts FACE Investigator concluded that to prevent similar occurrences in the future, employers should: 1. Establish a comprehensive safety program that includes safe work procedures that are pertinent to specific job tasks. 2. Periodically evaluate job related processes to eliminate or minimize unnecessary and potentially hazardous measures.
Keywords
Region-1; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Supervisory-personnel; Safety-programs; Trucking; Sanitary-engineering
Publication Date
19930521
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-109007
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92MA020; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA; WV
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division