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Accident: 14215610 - Struck By Lock Ring From Exploding Multipiece Tire Rim

Accident: 14215610 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/28/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1534264503/05/19857534Tires Inc. (Mauldin)
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS MOUNTING A MULTIPIECE RIM ON A HEAVY DUTY TIRE FROM A DUKE POWER TRUCK. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A CAGE FOR PROTECTION WHILE WORKING ON THE TIRE. HE FINISHED MOUNTING THE TIRE AND REMOVED IT FROM THE CAGE. THE TIRE EXPLODED, THROWING THE SPLIT RIM AT EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS STRUCK IN THE NECK BY THE LOCK RING AND KILLED. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE TIRE CONTAINED A PRESSURE OF 90 PSI AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION.
Keywords: explosion, high pressure, multipiece rim wheel, neck, struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15342645 Fatality Puncture Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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