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Sanitation Worker Fatally Struck by Garbage Truck

Authorities are currently investigating the death of a sanitation worker who was hit by a garbage truck in Melville, NY.

According to preliminary reports the 44 year old worker was on the back of the garbage truck. At some point as the driver of the truck reversed, the worker ended up underneath the truck.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Section officers (a government agency tasked with preventing commercial motor-vehicle related fatalities and injuries) conducted a safety inspection of the truck, which has not yet been made available to the public.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway safety the number of fatalities associated with large truck incidents is growing. We urge large truck drivers and commercial truck drivers to take caution when behind the wheel. Click here for truck driving safety tips.