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Accident: 200071850 - Employee Killed After Tire He Was Inflating Exploded

Accident: 200071850 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 02/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30575220602/14/20031629Dmc Hauling & Grading, Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on February 7, 2003, Employee #1 was inflating the left front tire on a Motor Grader (Caterpillar model number 12G, serial number 61M2130). Employee #1 was working at the company's maintenance shop near the roll up door. While the employee was inflating the 1400X24 tire on the three-piece wheel, it exploded. The tire and the rings of the wheel struck Employee #1 on the left side of his face and on his right arm. The employee was taken to the Hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized for 6 days and died on February 13, 2003, at approximately 9:30 p.m. from his injuries.
Keywords: wheel, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire rim, pressure release, tire
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305752206 Fatality Concussion Heavy equipment mechanics

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