Massachusetts trash collection company operations manager dies when crushed between conveyor truck and dumpster.
NIOSH 1993 May; :1-3
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Massachusetts Department of Health