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Accident: 200371870 - Employee Died When Tire Explodes

Accident: 200371870 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30355896909/26/20015531The Tire Exchange Of Greer
On September 24, 2001, Employee #1 of the Tire Exchange of Greer was inflating a single piece of a tractor tire rim, which was laying on a concrete floor. The tire exploded and Employee #1 was struck in the head by the tire rim. Employee #1 was airlifted to the hospital where he died the following day of blunt trauma to the head. The flying glass cut Employee #2's leg. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: air pressure, head, explosion venting, laceration, inflating, struck by, tractor, tire rim, concrete, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303558969 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Garage and service station related occupations
2 303558969 Fatality Other Garage and service station related occupations

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