Volume 47, Issue 5 (September 2002)

    Death by Compaction in a Garbage Truck

    (Received 1 May 2002; accepted 15 April 2002)

    Published Online: September

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We report on two deaths by compaction in a garbage truck that recently occurred in this county. In both cases, the victim apparently climbed into a recycling dumpster to sleep, and was emptied with the contents of the receptacle into a garbage truck. Subsequent compaction of the victim with the load led to death. We also discuss several similar fatalities that have been reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


    Author Information:

    Dignan, CR
    Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office, Syracuse, NY

    Jumbelic, MI
    Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office, Syracuse, NY

    Staats, PN
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


    Stock #: JFS15517J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15517J

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    Title Death by Compaction in a Garbage Truck
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30