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Accident: 201681376 - Employee Killed When Struck In The Head By Flying Split Rims

Accident: 201681376 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 06/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30575904506/29/20031611Afognak Construction & Excavating
Employee #1, an apprentice mechanic, was attempting to mount a tire and two locking rims onto the left front wheel hub of a dump truck. The split rim style commercial truck wheel blew apart and he was struck in the head by the flying rims. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, dump truck, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, tire rim, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305759045 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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