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Accident: 111999.015 - Employee Is Struck In Head By Tire Rim, Later Dies

Accident: 111999.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 12/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1367557.01512/18/2018Kalona Tire
At December 13, 2018, an employee mounted an Apollo Cargo Miler 7.50-15 TR 12 ply commercial trailer tube & tire on a farm implement rim and inflated the tire to 85 PSI while it was clamped on a tire changer. During the inflation or shortly after, the employee was struck in the face when there was a bead failure and tube rupture that caused the rim to separate from the tire. The employee was knocked unconscious, and he was admitted to the hospital with severe head trauma. The employee died five days later.
Keywords: struck by, tire bead, unconsciousness, head, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1367557.015 27 M Fatality Cut/Laceration

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