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Accident: 201763570 - Employee Is Struck By Compressed Air, Later Dies

Accident: 201763570 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/02/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31407169702/03/20107534Martinez Tire Shop
Employee #1, of Martinez Tire Shop, had applied a patch to the inside of a Michelin single rim tire and was inflating the tire. The tire was leaning upright on a pole in the repair area as he inflated it. Employee #1 was in front of the tire, holding the air chuck to inflate the tire, when the sidewall blew out. The compressed air struck Employee #1, knocking him into the wall of the building. Employee #1 later died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: blowout--tire, compressed air, inflating, struck by, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314071697 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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