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Accident: 14342786 - Employee Killed When Split Rim Ring Struck Him In The Chest

Accident: 14342786 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/07/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10610798004/11/19885531General Tire Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO POSITION A KW TYPE SPLIT RIM AND INFLATED TIRE ONTO A TRAILER HUB. AIR PRESSURE IN THE TIRE CAUSED THE RING TO EXPLOSIVELY UNSEAT FROM THE RIM FLANGE. THE SOLID RING STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST AREA AND KILLED HIM.
Keywords: chest, air pressure, work rules, high pressure, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106107980 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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