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Accident: 200082006 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tractor Trailer Wheel

Accident: 200082006 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30641767609/16/20047549P.J. Mirabelli Enterprises, Inc.

On September 16, 2004, two employees were trying to remove the right tire of a tractor trailer. The wheel failed and broke into two pieces due to severe rusting and came off the truck, striking Employee #1, who was in front of the tire picking up the wheel nuts. The tire struck Employee #1 and propelled him 64 inches into the adjacent tractor trailer. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: wheel, fracture, head, automotive repair, mechanic, equipment failure, struck by, tractor trailer, flying object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306417676 Fatality Fracture Not specified mechanics and repairers

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