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Accident: 100812.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Projectile From A Loader Ti

Accident: 100812.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 11/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277965.01511/17/2017Torchero Fenix Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2017, an employee was torch cutting the axle of a l oader truck while a pressurized tire was still installed on the rim. The pressu rized tire got into fire which caused the tire to blow out. The worker was struc k and killed by a projectile of the outer lip of the rim on the upper body which tore his body vertically in half and was found 150 feet away from the location of the incident.
Keywords: air pressure, blowout--tire, multipiece rim wheel, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277965.015 35 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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