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Accident: 201281334 - Employee Struck By A Split Rim Tire

Accident: 201281334 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/29/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30463023905/03/20023281Apollo Granite Inc.
An employee had just finished dumping spalls (rubble accumulated from cutting granite) into a pile of spalls that were on site. He noticed the driver's side, outside rear tire was in need of some air. Backing the truck over to the granite shed where the compressor was kept, he knelt down in front of the tire and started to fill it. During the filling process, the tire exploded and he was struck by the split rim tire. He was found with the air hose laying across his leg, and his head resting on a box under an overhang. The pressure gauge on the air hose read 70 lbs of pressure. The employee's leg was broken, and there was an injury to his head. A call was placed for an emergency response team. He was killed as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: head, struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304630239 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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