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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 pl y commercial trailer tube & tire on a farm implement rim and inflated the tire t o 85 PSI while it was clamped on a tire changer. During the inflation or shortl y after, the employee was struck in the face when there was a bead failure and t ube rupture that caused the rim to separate from the tire. The employee was kno cked unconscious, and he was admitted to the hospital with severe head trauma. The employee died five days later.
Keywords: head, struck by, tire, tire bead, tire rim, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1367557.015 27 M Fatality

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