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Accident: 200052876 - Employee Is Killed In Tire Explosion

Accident: 200052876 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 01/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30868419001/25/20075014Dawson Tire Service, Inc.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2007, Employee #1, a tire service repairman, was airing an agricultural tire. The tire is used for irrigation systems. The tire was not placed in a tire cage and was being aired while leaned up against the wall in the facility. As Employee #1 was airing the tire, the tire exploded. Employee #1 sustained blunt force trauma injuries when he was struck by the exploding tire and rim assembly. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: fracture, explosion, struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308684190 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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