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Accident: 170383988 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Cat Tire

Accident: 170383988 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 03/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12601846403/16/19971429May Tire Co.
Employee #1 was changing a 2,660 lb Goodyear 35/65/33, type 4J, 24 ply, tubeless, retread tire on a CAT 988B loader. He was using a service truck equipped with a 7-ton knuckle boom crane, model 12916, and a bend hook to lift the tire. The tire fell on Employee #1's head, killing him. The hook was shop-made and not certified.
Keywords: head, crane hook, unsecured, truck crane, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126018464 Fatality Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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