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Accident: 116275.015 - One Employee Is Killed And One Is Injured When Struck By Tir

Accident: 116275.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 05/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1401005.01505/15/2019Fenix Marine Services, Ltd
At 7:15 a.m. on May 15, 2019, Employee #1 and #2 determined that the top loader container handler #45 required a new front tire on the right, due to a pre-inspection that had taken place. The employees began changing the split-rim tire. They jacked the front of the top loader container handler and began to remove the inflated tire. Twenty six of the twenty seven bolts that bolted the tire to the drive axle were removed. As the employees removed the last bolt, the inflated tire's wedge rim separated from the tire's rim with tremendous force. It struck both employees, driving them into the top loader container handler that was adjacent to them, parked in the power shops bay. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was in a coma.
Keywords: struck by, tire, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1401005.015 58 M Fatality Amputation Mechanical engineering technicians
2 1401005.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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