A 38 year-old garbage collector was killed Monday by as he
was attempting to climb onto the back of a garbage truck.
Police say that Teeshon Small, 38, was jumping on the back
of the truck when he was hit and then run over. He died from his injuries on
Jamal Walker, 30, was behind the wheel. Police are still
investigation the exact cause of the accident and have not filed any charges.
A private waste management company, Ace Environmental, is in
charge of garbage collection in the fifth war. Kim Greene, Newark’s sanitation
manager told NJ.com, “Being in the sanitation business is in the top ten as far
as injury and death. It’s a serious business.”
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