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Accident: 200120301 - Employee Killed By Flying Tire Locking Ring

Accident: 200120301 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 03/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30011774403/31/19991799M.L. Condon Co., Inc.
Employee #1, the owner of a construction company, used a Case 350 bulldozer to drag a Caterpillar grader to the rear of his shop. Working alone, he started to fill the grader's tires. He was crouched directly in front of a 12.00-24 8-ply tire when its split locking ring blew off the rim and struck Employee #1 in the face, left arm, and right leg. The force blew him back 13 ft from where he was working. Employee #1 was killed. The tire was showing signs of deterioration from dry rot.
Keywords: air pressure, work rules, construction, explosion, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300117744 Fatality Other Heavy equipment mechanics

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