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Accident: 170070098 - Employee Killed When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 170070098 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 02/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10842743611/01/19907538Action Auto Services
Employee #1 was apparently trying to mount a 16 in. diameter Goodyear 7.50 x 16CT snow tire on a 16 1/2 in. rim. He was inflating the snow tire when it exploded, striking him in the head. The explosive force threw him approximately 12 ft above the floor. His head was crushed and he suffered severe brain damage. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, blowout--tire, work rules, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, brain, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108427436 Fatality Concussion Automobile mechanics

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