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Accident: 119699.015 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Tire And Rim

Accident: 119699.015 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 05/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409027.01505/29/2019Wa317954949 - Les Schwab Tire Centers Of Wa Inc

At 1:00 p.m. on May 24, 2019, Employee #1, a tire technician, was changing a lar ge tire on a front end loader at a construction site. While pressurizing the tir e with compressed air, the sealing surfaces displaced, resulting in rapid depres surization, or tire blast. The inner rim and tire struck the employee, causing b lunt force trauma to his head and body. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was placed on life support. Employee #1 died from his injuries on June 15, 2019.

Keywords: compressed air, head, struck by, tire, tire rim

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1409027.015 30 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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