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Accident: 14485783 - Employee Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 14485783 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 12/18/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1775109012/18/19895093Krieger Wastepaper Company
Employee #1 was inflating pickup truck tire with approximately 165 lb of compressed air when the tire exploded. The rim and tire lifted off the floor striking Employee #1 in the face causing a severe head laceration. Employee #1 died on March 18, 1990, due to the injuries sustained at time of the accident. The tire belonged to coworker and Employee #1 was assisting him to inflate the tire. The company is not in the tire repair business, and does not authorize its employees to repair tires.
Keywords: head, blowout--tire, compressed air, laceration, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17751090 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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