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Accident: 14428577 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tire Rim

Accident: 14428577 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/17/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10110817305/19/19885153Bethune Grain Co.
Employee #1 was alone changing 11R24.5 rim wheels on a grain trailer. When he attempted to weld on a pressurized rim wheel, the heat caused pressure to build up in the tire. The rim wheel separated from the tire and hit the employee in the chest and abdomen. Employee #1 died of blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, high pressure, struck by, flying object, trailer, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101108173 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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