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Sanitation Salvage Seeks to Continue Trash Removal Services

The New York City Business Integrity Commission suspended the hauler’s business license in the wake of two fatal accidents.

Sanitation Salvage, the trash removal company whose operating license was recently suspended after a series of dangerous events, announced it wants to continue providing services to the community.

The New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) suspended Sanitation Salvage's business license in the wake of two fatal accidents, and the private waste hauler fought back with a lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

In May, news broke that Sean Spence, a driver for Sanitation Salvage in the Bronx, N.Y., struck and killed an elderly man and a “homeless man” within a six-month period. Further investigation found that the “homeless man” was actually an off-the-books employee who had been working for Sanitation Salvage for more than a year.

News 12 The Bronx has more details:

A trash removal company whose license was suspended after what the city called a series of dangerous practices says it wants to continue providing services for the community.

The Department of Sanitation has been servicing Sanitation Salvage's customers since the latter's license was suspended at the end of August. DSNY will continuing servicing those customers until Sept. 24.

City officials say Sanitation Salvage was responsible for two deaths -- one in 2017 and another in April 2018. They also say Sanitation Salvage trucks have been involved in 58 crashes since March 2016.

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