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Accident: 137634.015 - Employee Is Killed When Tires Explodes During Installation

Accident: 137634.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 07/28/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1544875.01507/29/2021Pomp'S Tire Service
At 3:10 p.m. on July 28, 2021, an employee was working on installing a new Miche lin 385/65 R 22.5 (130 p.s.i.) tire on a customer supplied rim after inflating i t in one of the onsite cages. The employee was transferring the tire from the ca ge to the rim when the tire slipped off of the rim and ruptured. The employee wa s struck by both the tire and the rim resulting in massive trauma to the face, n eck and chest. The employee was also thrown approximately seven feet backwards c ausing additional blunt force trauma injuries and killing him.
Keywords: air pressure, blowout--tire, blunt force, blunt force trauma, chest, explosion, face, flying object, high pressure, installing, laceration, mechanic, neck, pressure release, puncture, struck against, struck by, tire, t
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1544875.015 28 M Fatality Specified mechanics and repairers

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