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OSHA, SCHP investigate death involving city sanitation truck

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced two investigations are underway after a contract worker for our Public Service department was killed in an accident involving a City sanitation truck.
 
Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Tyrone Comfort was killed while a city garbage truck was backing up in downtown Charleston Tuesday afternoon. 

According to authorities, the incident happened in the area of Francis and Oswego streets. 

“On Wednesday, Sandy and I visited with Mr. Comfort’s family and let them know that our whole city is grieving with them during this terrible time,” Mayor John Tecklenburg said. “I also assured them that, thanks to compassionate Charleston citizens, they will not have to face the additional hardship of funeral expenses in the days ahead.”

The mayor said private donors are contributing to relieve the family of such expenses.

In addition, Mayor Tecklenburg announced both South Carolina Highway Patrol and OSHA are investigating the safety details surrounding the incident.

The mayor said he’s also asked a group of city officials, including Susan Herdina of Charleston’s Legal Dept., Police Chief Greg Mullen and Fire Chief Karen Brack, to lead a “city-wide review of vehicle safety policies and procedures.”

According to the mayor, the city’s review will include focusing on training goals and implementation for a city-wide vehicle safety training program to ensure all employees receive best training.

The city also plans to “evaluate current processes for post-event analysis of incidents involving city vehicles.”

City officials and Mayor Tecklenburg said this week’s fatality was the first in recent memory.

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