The bill was approved in October by the Senate, 32-0.
A single garbage truck can make 600-900 stops a day, according to the National Waste and Recycling Association. Similar legislation has passed in 16 states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York and West Virginia, according to the organization.
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Trash collectors have the fifth-highest death rate among civilian jobs in the country, according to federal data.
The Move Over law applying to emergency workers went into effect in September 1999, following the deaths of Centerville Police Officer John P. Kalaman and Washington Twp. Firefighter Robert O’Toole on I-675 in January 1998 while assisting with an accident.
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