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Accident: 14480024 - Employee Killed When Struck By Single Piece Rim

Accident: 14480024 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 11/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11956752711/26/19957549Watson'S Road Service, Inc.
For approximately 30 to 40 minutes, Employee #1 had been welding a crack on the tire rim of a Ford 250 pickup that had been filled with Patch-A-Flat, a substance that contains liquid petroleum gas as the propellant. As he finished the welding (4 in. bend), the tire exploded and the rim struck him in the head. Employee #1 was killed. The tire was a 33 by 12.5 or 16.5 L/T.
Keywords: head, single piece rim, welding, restraining device, struck by, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119567527 Fatality Other Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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