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Accident: 170093868 - Employee Killed In Explosion Of Multi-Piece Rim

Accident: 170093868 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 01/13/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10891975401/18/19941522Dennis Company
After using a forklift to unload some equipment from a truck, Employee #1 noticed that his right front tire was flat. He drove 25 to 30 ft to another area where he began to service the tire from a portable air compressor. The inner tube exploded. This was a split rim wheel assembly with a locking ring. Driving on a flat tire had displaced the components and the locking ring was not properly seated. The force of the explosion propelled the locking ring into Employee #1's left temple. He died almost instantly.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, explosion, industrial truck, restraining device, inflating, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108919754 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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