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Accident: 200920882 - Employee Killed When Tire Explodes

Accident: 200920882 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 06/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30526401206/20/20024212South Norfolk Trucking, Inc.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on June 20, 2002, Employee #1 from South Norfolk Trucking Incorporated was installing an aluminum rim on F-250 Ford truck, in the maintenance garage. Employee #1 had a truck tire and the rim laying flat on the garage floor. Employee #1 was positioned over the truck tire while he was putting air in the tire. The tire suddenly exploded, causing the tire to lift straight up in the air and to strike Employee #1 in the face. Employee #1 sustained severe lacerations and blunt force trauma to his face and neck. He was killed.
Keywords: air pressure, maintenance, explosion venting, laceration, truck, neck, struck by, flying object, face, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305264012 Fatality Cut/Laceration Heavy equipment mechanics

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