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Accident: 170034243 - Employee Struck In The Head And Killed By Tire Assembly

Accident: 170034243 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 07/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12321381107/22/19935541S And S Shell Newington
Employee #1, age 17, was instructed to help a customer who had requested help inflating a tire. The customer had mounted a LT 235/85 R16 tire on a 16 1/2 inch rim and could not inflate the tire assembly on the outside pump. A witness saw Employee #1, who was not trained in how to mount/inflate tires, attempting to inflate the tire assembly. The assembly ruptured, striking Employee #1 on the head. He died 5 days later at a local hospital.
Keywords: head, work rules, rupture, inflating, struck by, tire rim, untrained, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123213811 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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