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Accident: 14433833 - Employee Killed When Tire And Wheel Assembly Explodes

Accident: 14433833 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 02/28/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10591060802/29/19885541King Service Station
Employee #1, age 18, was using a hand-held truck-type Dunlair chuck to inflate a LT (light tire) tire and wheel assembly. He had placed the tire on its sidewall on a flat concrete surface, and was seen bending over the assembly when it exploded. Employee #1 suffered severe head injuries and was killed. Causal factors include possible overinflation of the tire or a mismatch of a 16 in. tire with a 16 1/2 in. wheel.
Keywords: head, single piece rim, work rules, explosion, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire rim, inattention, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105910608 Fatality Other Garage and service station related occupations

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