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Accident: 14416325 - Employee Killed When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 14416325 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 03/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10658894003/12/19967538Boyer Tire Co.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on March 8, 1996, Employee #1 was inflating a tractor tire without any restraining device. After he had disassembled and reassembled the tire, he laid it on the shop floor. Employee #1 was leaning over the tire when it exploded due to overpressurization. He was blown into the air and landed on an adjacent wheel balancing machine. Employee #1's neck was broken and he was killed.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, explosion, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, neck, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106588940 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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