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Accident: 200513109 - Employee Killed When Struck By Exploding Tire And Rim

Accident: 200513109 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 07/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30529003308/01/20023444Cor-Tech Manufacturing Inc
On July 31, 2002, Employee #1 was welding a crack in a single-piece rim. The H34 x 10.0 R16, 14-ply Goodyear Flight Radial tire still mounted on the rim and was inflated to 50 lb psi. Employee #1 had been welding for approximately five seconds when the tire and rim exploded and struck him in the head. The force of the impact disintegrated his welding helmet and he sustained a severe skull fracture. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, work rules, welding, explosion, skull, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305290033 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters

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