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Accident: 14232375 - Employee Dies In Welding Explosion

Accident: 14232375 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 06/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10078469310/30/19904212M & E Trucking
Employee #1 sprayed starting fluid inside a tire and ignited it to cause an explosion which would seal the tire against the rim. A small crack was found in the rim and Employee #1 began to weld the rim. There were sufficient amounts of starting fluid and oxygen still left inside the tire to cause a violent explosion which killed him.
Keywords: welding, explosion, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100784693 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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