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Accident: 200022697 - Employee Killed When Tire And Rim Assembly Exploded

Accident: 200022697 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 10/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30568194210/25/20024789Pacific Rail Services Inc.
On October 25, 2002, Employee #1 of Pacific Rail Service Inc. was attempting to remove a multi-piece wheel from a Taylor, a Loaded Trailer and Container Handler, to fix a drive problem. As he attempted to demount the tire and rim assembly, it exploded causing parts of the rim to strike Employee #1 in the head and killing him.
Keywords: head, explosion, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, trailer, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305681942 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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