Bettendorf man dies in an industrial accident at Republic Services

OSHA investigation has been initiated in Bettendorf

A 40-year-old Bettendorf man died in an industrial accident involving a sanitation truck on Monday at Republic Services.

According to the City of Bettendorf, the Bettendorf Fire Department, the Bettendorf Police Department, and Medic EMS responded to Republic Services at 6449 Valley Drive at 5:16 p.m.for an industrial accident involving a mechanic working on the hydraulics of a sanitation truck.

Upon arrival, life saving measures were attempted, however the victim died at the scene due to the injuries he sustained. The victim was an employee of Republic Services. 

The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notifications to the family members and close friends.


Iowa OSHA Administrator Jens Nissen confirmed to Local 4 News that there was a fatality at Republic Services in Bettendorf on Monday.

He said OSHA was aware of the situation and an investigation has been initiated, but could provide no other details at this time.


Bettendorf Police and paramedics responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. Monday evening at Republic Services. 

Crews stayed at the scene for over an hour, going in and out of a garage holding some of the garbage trucks on site. 

No word yet on what exactly happened or if anyone was injured. 

Local 4 News has reached out to Bettendorf Police Department for more information. 

This is a developing story we will continue to follow as more information comes to light. 

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