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Accident: 138853.015 - Employee Is Killed When Tire Explodes

Accident: 138853.015 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1548329.01508/17/2021103315 - Pomps Tire Service Inc

At 12:00 noon on August 17, 2021, an employee was operating the AutoFil Recycler in the flat proofing area. The employee was flat proofing a set of four loader truck tires. The employee finished flat proofing the first tire and was flat pro ofing the second tire when he placed the tire into the retaining cage and fille d it with the required amount of flat proofing foam. The employee then moved the tire from the cage and set it on a set of forklift tines in an attempt to re-al ign the tire and rim. The employee placed the tire onto the forklift tines and w alked in front of the tire when the tire exploded and the rim of the tire made c ontact with the employee. The employee died from his injuries.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, explosion, struck by, tire, tire rim

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1548329.015 21 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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