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Accident: 200460475 - Employee Killed When Tire Explodes While Replacing Rim

Accident: 200460475 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/16/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30206413406/16/19991799G & G Welding
Employee #1, a self-employed welder, was sealing some leaks in a 19.5 in. by 13 in. wheel rim. The tire was still mounted on the rim, and the tire and rim assembly were still mounted on the Bobcat vehicle. The tire exploded, killing Employee #1.
Keywords: air pressure, repair, work rules, welder, construction, explosion, high pressure, struck by, tire rim, tire
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302064134 Fatality Concussion Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Other

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