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Accident: 201859931 - Tire Service Worker Is Kiled In Rim Wheel Explosion

Accident: 201859931 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 01/23/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31248394401/24/20097538Perry County Tire, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2009, Employee #1, was filling a "Goodyear" rl-5k, size 12.00 r20nh5 tire with air. He was instantly killed when a rim wheel explosively separated and struck him in the head. The tire had a 20 inch multi-piece rim wheel consisting of the rim, a locking ring, and a flange. Two restraining devices, or cases, were located near the accident site but were not used, at the time of the accident.
Keywords: struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312483944 Fatality Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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