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Accident: 200651529 - Employee Is Killed When Struck In The Head By Tire Rim

Accident: 200651529 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 12/09/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31255073412/10/20085531Dave And Dean'S Quality Tire
On December 9, 2008, Employee #1, a mechanic, was working at a retail tire dealership. While he was filling a tire with air, the tire rim blew out of the tire and struck Employee #1 in the head. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died due to a serious head injury. The incident investigation revealed that a large amount of bead lube was present on the inside of the tire being mounted and on the floor in the area where Employee #1 was working.
Keywords: air pressure, head, manual mat handling, struck by, tire rim, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312550734 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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