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Accident: 14337133 - Employee Killed When Tire Explodes

Accident: 14337133 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/11/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10034008210/21/19875541Dale'S Chevron
Employee #1 was inflating a customer's Firestone Steeltex LT 235185R16 tire when the tire ruptured, propelling him approximately 12 feet and causing him to strike his head against the concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed. A 6 1/2 inch split was observed in the sidewall of the tire after the explosion. The tire changer was a Bishman model 4400, with Chuck Knush rim hold-downs. Apparently the hold-downs failed, allowing the rim to strike Employee #1.
Keywords: head, struck against, equipment failure, explosion, restraining device, inflating, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100340082 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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