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Accident: 200924256 - Employee Is Killed When Tire Explodes During Installation

Accident: 200924256 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 01/05/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30967241801/05/20067534Bob Ewell Tire Service, Inc.
On January 5, 2006, Employee #1, working for Bob Ewer Tire Services Inc., completed the repair of a punctured Goodyear G149 RSA 11R22.5 radial tubeless tire. As he was installing the tire to the rear split rim inner section on a Freightliner truck, the tire exploded due to a zipper rupture. Employee #1 was killed as a result.
Keywords: chest, air pressure, automotive repair, rupture, explosion, truck, struck by, mech malfunction, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309672418 Fatality Other Garage and service station related occupations

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