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Report: Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object at Waste Pro in Pocahontas, Arkansas

DATE: 10/26/16

A driver backed his waste truck up to a dumpster. Another employee got out of the truck and went to the rear of the loader to hook cables to the dumpster. The driver had the truck in neutral with the parking brake set. He accelerated the motor to pick up the dumpster and when doing so the truck rolled backwards and pinned the employee between a wall and the dumpster. The employee was hospitalized with a hairline fracture in his hip and internal injuries.

Report ID 20161010092  
Date 10/26/2016  
UPA 1150324  
Primary NAICS 562119  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 38 Multiple trunk locations
Source 8424 Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck
Secondary Source 6562 Walls
Event 6211 Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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