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Accident: 200263531 - Employee Dies After Struck By Compressed Air

Accident: 200263531 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 09/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31220948909/18/20087534Jerry'S Tire Service, Llp
On September 15, 2008, Employee #1 repaired a tire but it had still a leak of air. He took the tire back off the truck and held it upright. While Employee #1 was unscrewing the valve stem with one hand, the tire blew out on the side wall. The compressed air struck Employee #1, knocking him into the wall of the building. Employee #1 slumped against the building. He was unresponsive when others employees came to help him. Employee #1 died later on.
Keywords: leak, air pressure, head, blowout--tire, repair, building, truck, struck by, concussion, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312209489 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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