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New York City Garbage Truck Accidents Remain Deadly


Too many accidents involving New York City garbage trucks end badly, even when no one dies. This remains true since many of these large sanitation trucks weigh about 72,000 pounds. Pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists -- and even passenger vehicle occupants -- rarely escape major injuries after being hit by one of these massive vehicles. Even smaller garbage trucks weighing between 50,000 and 60,000 pounds often wield deadly force when they hit the average American passenger car that weighs between about 2,600 and 4,400 pounds. One of the most tragic New York City garbage truck accidents to occur during recent years happened in...

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Garbage Truck Accidents

In New York City as in other parts of NY State and across the country, garbage collection is much needed to maintain a clean and healthy community but can also endanger the safety of garbage truck drivers and the public. Sanitation workers face dangers inherent in their jobs. In fact, sanitation workers and other jobs in waste management face the threat of injury or even death on a daily basis and are statistically ranked in the ten most dangerous jobs in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report which listed garbage truck workers as the seventh most...

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Sanitation Worker Causes Chain Reaction Collision in Queens

Sanitation Truck Accident in Queens

  A sanitation worker in the Queens area who thought it would be a good idea to take the wheels on his own ended up in trouble with the police last Saturday. He caused a chain reaction collision because he decided to move a van that was in the way of his sanitation truck. This is the reason the police gave as to why the accident occurred. The driver of the sanitation truck, James M. McGuinness, 50, was gathering garbage on Hampton Street near Elmhurst Avenue in the Flushing neighborhood at roughly 11:30 a.m. While doing so, he saw a 2003 Ford...

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