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Accident: 200012912 - Mechanic Dies After Wheel Failure During Tire Inflation

Accident: 200012912 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 01/17/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31520589801/18/20117538Best Auto, Inc.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on January 17, 2011, Employee #1 was inflating a Modin Nylon Tube Type N500 tire on a 24 in. multi-piece wheel rim when the wheel failed. He was thrown to the floor and sustained severe head trauma. Employee #1 was pronounced dead later that day. When the failure occurred, Employee #1 was using a tire inflation tool that was approximately 22 in. long. Both the tire and multi-piece rim were mounted on a 1975 Chevrolet C60 Dump Truck.
Keywords: wheel, head, repair, mechanic, equipment failure, inflating, concussion, tire rim, pressure release, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315205898 Fatality Concussion Specified mechanics and repairers

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