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Another NYC Sanitation Worker Dies on the Job

Stephen Dixon, a 61 year old sanitation worker in Queens, died of a heart attack on the job this morning, according to the New York Times. He is the eighth NYC sanitation worker to die on the job in the past six years.

Harry Nespoli, president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was quoted in the Times as pointing to several sanitation workers who had been killed in job accidents in recent years:

“Since Nov. 29, 2003, five sanitation workers have been killed in accidents involving trucks and three had heart attacks while at work,† Nespoli said.