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Accident: 14485072 - Employee Killed When Tire Rim Splits And Explodes

Accident: 14485072 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 08/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10064435008/24/19875932Dumbleton Auto Parts
The owner of a company received a flat Bridgestone radial V-steel 747 18R22.5 manure spreader tire for repair. After straightening the wheel, he gave it to Employee #1, his son, to inflate. Employee #1 placed the tire on the floor and inflated it with a non-clip-on truck chuck. While he was sitting atop the tire, using a separate gauge to check the air pressure, there was an explosion that sent him, the single piece rim, and the tubeless tire through the ceiling. They broke a wooden roof truss, hit the roof, and then fell to the floor. Employee #1 suffered head, chest, and leg injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: air pressure, head, single piece rim, repair, work rules, explosion, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100644350 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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