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Accident: 14437826 - Employee Killed In Fall When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 14437826 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 03/14/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10723534303/16/19934231Basterrechea Distributing, Inc.
Employee #1 was inflating a Goodyear Unitred II 11R24.5 tubeless radial heavy-duty truck tire mounted on a single piece rim wheel. The tire was bearing against the compression and not restrained in any way. Evidently Employee #1 had removed the air hose, which was not equipped with an air in-line gauge or a presettable regulator. Employee #1 was using a hand-held gauge to check the air pressure when the tire's sidewall blew out, propelling the tire and wheel toward him. Employee #1 was knocked down and struck his head on the concrete floor. Employee #1 died in the hospital of head injuries.
Keywords: head, single piece rim, work rules, struck against, explosion, restraining device, inflating, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107235343 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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