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Accident: 170585723 - Employee Killed By Tire Explosion

Accident: 170585723 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/30/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015932201/30/19955014Just Tires
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015943902/02/19955963Sullivan Dist Co
Employee #1 had a flat on the inside left rear dual wheel of a 1966 Ford truck (DMV 1B83887). He drove to a tire shop to get it fixed. When they saw that the wheel was a split rim, they informed him that they didn't service that type of wheel. Employee #1 asked if he could used their air hose to add air to the tire. They said yes, but warned him to be careful of the split rim wheel--they are dangerous. Employee #1 began adding air to the tire and in approximately two seconds it exploded. Employee #1 was blown approximately 10 feet away from the rear wheel. He sustained a concussion and was killed.
Keywords: air pressure, head, work rules, explosion, concussion, tire rim, tire, wheel, inflating, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120159322 Occupation Not Listed
2 120159439 Fatality Concussion Driver-sales workers

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