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Accident: 200902344 - Employee Is Killed When Tire Ruptures

Accident: 200902344 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 03/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31099241703/10/20091629Sikes Brothers, Inc.
On March 10, 2009, Employee #1 was standing next to a 24 in. tire on a dirt pan. The tire ruptured during inflation and shrapnel struck the left side of his face and neck. Employee #1 sustained a fractured neck; he was killed.
Keywords: wheel, fracture, rupture, inflating, neck, struck by, face, vertebra, pressure release, tire
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310992417 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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