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Accident: 170722441 - Employee Killed When Struck By Dual Wheel Assembly

Accident: 170722441 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 06/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11966665912/07/19957534Perdue Tire Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on June 26, 1995, Employee #1 was repairing a flat tire on the left front inside of a vehicle. He was taking the nuts off the wheel hub when the left front outside multipiece wheel assembly, which was under extreme pressure, flew off the hub and struck Employee #1 on the head and other body parts. He was killed. The multi-piece wheel assembly was found to have the wrong size lock ring, which had actually slipped off of the wheel hub, causing a build-up of energy that was being held in by the hub bolts and nuts. Once Employee #1 had taken off five of the nuts, the remaining nuts and bolts could not hold the wheel.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, explosion, high pressure, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119666659 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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