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Accident: 126507.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Split Rim Section

Accident: 126507.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 05/29/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1476710.01505/29/2020Mer 19, Inc
At 9:46 a.m. on May 29, 2020, Employee # 1 was repairing a tire with a split rim . He was removing the tire from the rim/wheel assembly on a split (multi-piece) rim in the tire bay. The tire was a Deestone ET890 7.00-12, industrial tire. Emp loyee # 1 was utilizing an air impart drive with a 3/8 and ? inch socket, along with a manual ratchet. The rim sections were connected by four studs, one bolt, and five nuts. Employee # 1 determined there was a leak coming from the opening where the valve stem protrudes from the rim. After showing Coworker # 1, the sho p manager, the leak; the employee utilized the impact drive to remove the nuts. The inner tube inside of the tire was still inflated. As Employee # 1 was removi ng the bolts, the assembly exploded, a rim section and the tire shot up, strikin g the employee in the torso and face. The employee suffered blunt force trauma t o the head. He was killed.
Keywords: blowout--tire, blunt force, blunt force trauma, explosion, face, inflating, leak, struck by, tire, tire rim, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1476710.015 47 M Fatality Automobile mechanics

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