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Accident: 14219430 - Employee Killed When Struck In Groin By Exploding Tire Rim

Accident: 14219430 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 07/22/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10945910707/24/19923537Stearns Airport Equipment
Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing to service a 40 in. by 24 in. non-pliable recapped radial multi-ply tire. Employee #1 was using an Ingersoll Rand 1/2 in. Impac Wrench, #1900 RRMNL, to unbolt approximately 12 bolts from the hub. All but three bolts were removed when the tire exploded and the 24 in. hub struck Employee #1 in the groin. He was killed. The tire was being serviced in a 29 ft 5 in. by 25 ft by 16 ft by 13 ft 5 in. by 14 ft 9 in. room.
Keywords: repair, explosion, pelvis, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109459107 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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