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Accident: 14521017 - Employee Struck By Tire Rim Suffers Concussion

Accident: 14521017 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 04/26/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10258536104/28/19894151Mayflower Contract Service, Inc.
Employee #1, who has worked at his job for 22 years, was in the bay area, which is 14 ft wide and 5 ft inside the bay door, mounting a 16 in. Goodyear tubeless or radial tire onto a 16 1/2 in. rim. No other employees were present. Employee #1 had misjudged the rim size of the tire and while he was putting air in the tire it exploded, hitting him in the head, causing a concussion and killing him. Rims have a stamp inside the rim area indicating size, but it is difficult to see. Employee #1 uses 16 in. rims and 16 1/2 in. rims, which makes it difficult to tell what size the rim is without checking the stamp. The casual factor was misjudgment of rim size.
Keywords: head, work rules, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, concussion, flying object, inattention, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102585361 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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