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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200740140 - Employee Killed When Tire Explodes During Inflation

Accident: 200740140 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 12/13/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30052480812/16/19964213National Freight Inc.
Employee #1 was a mechanic working in the maintenance department for an over-the-road trucking corporation. At the time of the accident, he was mounting truck tires on single piece rims. A truck tire was being inflated to 100 psi. It was on the rim stand, approximately 10 in. from the concrete floor, when the side wall of the tire exploded. Employee #1 was struck on the side of the head by the tire and suffered a concussion. He was killed. Employee #1 had not used the proper equipment, such as a restraining device or a clip-on chuck with inline gauge, and had not followed proper procedures for inflating.
Keywords: air pressure, head, single piece rim, work rules, mechanic, restraining device, inflating, flying object, pressure release, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300524808 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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