Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close