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Accident: 14419337 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tire Rim

Accident: 14419337 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 12/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10088997112/11/19905531Firestone Store #2998
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on January 7, 1990, Employee #1 was mounting an 11.2-in. by 24-in. farm-use tire on an 8-in. single-piece rim wheel. The wheel was on the floor with the tire mounted, and a clip-on chuck without a preset regulator or in-line valve was being used for inflation. The tube exploded, blowing the left side of the tire off the rim. The rim struck Employee #1 in the head and chest, killing him. No type of restraining device was being used at the time of the accident.
Keywords: chest, head, single piece rim, work rules, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100889971 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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