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Garbage truck accident sends 3 workers to the hospital

On June 29, a crash involving a garbage truck injured three sanitation workers in Philadelphia. The accident took place in Juniata Park while the truck was traveling down East Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. According to police, the driver of the garbage truck crashed while trying to avoid a collision with a compact car.

After swerving out of the way of the compact car, the garbage truck overturned and landed on its driver's side. The garbage truck hit a mailbox, utility pole and fence during the workplace accident. The three occupants of the garbage truck were all taken to nearby hospitals, and a section of East Hunting Park Avenue was shut down while the truck was removed. Police also launched an investigation of the accident at the crash scene.

The 58-year-old garbage truck driver was treated for pain in the head, neck and back at Temple University Hospital. A 58-year-old male passenger of the garbage truck was treated for the same types of injuries at Hahnemann University Hospital. A second passenger in the garbage truck, a 39-year-old man, sustained a broken forearm and possible fractures to his ribs. He was taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment.

Automobile accidents are a common cause of work-related injuries. An employee who is injured in an automobile accident while on the job that results in lost working hours and medical expenses may decide to file a workers' compensation claim. If the accident was caused by another motorist, the injured victim may want to meet with an attorney to see if a separate personal injury lawsuit could be filed as well.

Source: WPVI, "3 workers hospitalized after trash truck overturns in Juniata Park," June 29, 2016

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