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Stephen Dixon became a
On Thursday morning, Mr. Dixon collapsed as he walked alongside the garbage truck on his
Mr. Dixon was not the Sanitation Department’s biggest worker, or its strongest. Still, he developed a reputation at Garage 14 in the Rockaways, for a pleasant manner and for working a little faster than others. “He treated people with a lot of respect, and worked hard, and loved his family,” said Kathy Dawkins, a department spokesperson.
Mr. Dixon was born in
On an average day, a two-person garbage truck team in New York hauls 8 to 13 tons of trash, sometimes more, said Harry Nespoli, president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, the workers’ union. Though the trucks used by some other cities have hydraulic lifts,
On Friday, purple and black bunting hung outside Garage 14, and the Sanitation Department’s chaplain, the Rev. Peter Colapietro of
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