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Accident: 202721205 - Employee Is Killed By Over-Inflated Tire Explosion

Accident: 202721205 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 02/02/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31744229102/02/20145083Eastern Truck Equipment Llc
On February 2, 2014, Employee #1 was inflating the driver's side front tire with air from an air hose that did not have a clip on chuck or in-line air pressure gauge. While inflating the tire, he over-pressurized it and the rear side wall of the tire exploded. When the tire exploded, it blew him back against the tractor's frame. Employee #1 sustained severe head and neck trauma as a result of the impact from his body hitting the frame and died.
Keywords: air pressure, compressor, explosion, inflating, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317442291 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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