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Accident: 14354575 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tire And Rim

Accident: 14354575 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10899821209/06/19917534Prospect Tire Company
Employee #1 helped a customer who brought in a rim and tire that he wanted mounted. Employee #1 did not immediately contact the service manager, but started mounting the tire on the rim without checking the exact sizes. Because the rim and tire did not match, Employee #1 had difficulty mounting the tire. Up to the time when Employee #1 finally mounted the tire, he had been using the mounting machine. Now that he was ready to inflate the tire, he asked another employee to turn on the air. The tire was on the ground alongside the mounting machine. When too much air was put in the tire, a weak spot on the bottom of the tire split and exploded. The tire and rim flew upward, striking Employee #1 on the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108998212 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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