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Accident: 14343651 - Employee Killed As Tire On Single Rim Wheel Explodes

Accident: 14343651 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1807662009/09/19922411Reliford Logging Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1807654709/09/19922411Carl Pearce
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on August 25, 1992, Employee #1 was inflating a skidder tire on a single rim wheel. The wheel was lying on the ground and Employee #1 was sitting on the tire with his feet inside the rim. The tire exploded, throwing him into the air. He died later at Columbus Medical Center.
Keywords: head, single piece rim, work rules, explosion, restraining device, inflating, concussion, logging, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18076620 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 18076547 Occupation Not Listed

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