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Accident: 14535264 - Employee Struck By Wheel Released By Exploding Tire

Accident: 14535264 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 03/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
67781503/27/19857532A 1 Body Shop
EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS NOT AN EMPLOYEE OF THE A1 AUTO BODY SHOP, WAS DOING SOME WELDING ON A 15 INCH AUTO WHEEL RIM. A TUBELESS AUTO TIRE WAS MOUNTED ON THE WHEEL RIM AND HAD NOT BEEN DEFLATED. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT CREATED BY THE WELDING ON THE WHEEL RIM CAUSED THE TIRE TO EXPLODE. THE FORCE FROM THE EXPLOSION BLEW THE WHEEL UPWARD, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE HEAD, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: wheel, head, heat, welding, explosion, struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 677815 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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