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Accident: 200003101 - Employee Dies After Wheel Assembly Fails During Inflation

Accident: 200003101 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 05/16/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553620105/17/20117549Stutesmun Auto Salvage
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 16, 2011, Employee #1 was inflating the front tire of a multi-piece wheel (split rim) that was mounted on a large forklift at an auto salvage yard. When the wheel assembly failed, shrapnel struck his head. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: wheel, head, industrial truck, laceration, inflating, struck by, flying object, pressure release, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315536201 Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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