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Accident: 171135502 - Construction Tire Falls On Employee Fatally Injuring Him

Accident: 171135502 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 01/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30595444810/24/20025211Summit Stone Inc
On January 4, 2002, an employee was working and installing new wheel seals on the right rear wheel of a Caterpillar 631D Road Scraper. The rear tire was positioned upright on the forks of a forklift. The tire fell on the employee, striking him on the back, and pushed him into the wheel hub of the scraper. The employee sustained internal injuries and a broken leg. He spent time in several hospitals, and he later died of his injuries on August 21, 2002, in Deaconess Hospital.
Keywords: wheel, fracture, tire bead, back, industrial truck, falling object, tire rim, leg, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305954448 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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