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Accident: 200120889 - Employee Died Due To Tire Rupture

Accident: 200120889 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 12/16/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30332321612/17/20014111Milwaukee County Transit System
An employee was called out to service a flat tire on a bus. He elected to inflate the tire and drive the bus back to the garage. The clip-on air chuck would not stay on the valve stem, so the employee knelt in front of the tire to hold the chuck on the valve stem. As the tire inflated, the sidewall ruptured adjacent to the valve stem. The rush of air from the tire hit him in the chest causing fatal internal injuries.
Keywords: rupture, inflating, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303323216 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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