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Accident: 170762835 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tire/Rim Assembly

Accident: 170762835 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/14/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11980482110/17/19941771C. M. Pace, Inc.
Employee #1 was attempting to inflate a 16 in. tire that had been mounted on a 16 1/2 in. rim. During the inflation process, the tire broke at the bead, causing the tire to strike and kill Employee #1. Causal factors include: the tire was not mounted on a compatible wheel of matching bead diameter and width; the tire was not inflated inside a tire rack, cage, or equivalent protective device; and Employee #1 was not trained to avoid taking a position over the tire during inflation.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, restraining device, inflating, struck by, concussion, tire rim, untrained, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119804821 Fatality Concussion Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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