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Accident: 304158629 - Employee Killed When Struck By Race Car Tire

Accident: 304158629 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/21/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30415862904/30/20017948Sycamore Speedway
Employee #1 was the president of the racetrack and at the time of the accident was acting as track steward. Employee #1 was sitting on a golf cart that was positioned at the entry of the speedway oval racetrack. There were approximately three stock cars practicing laps when one of the tires from a race car came off. It traveled approximately 150 feet and struck the golf cart. The tire had traveled straight up in the air and came down on Employee #1, who suffered massive internal injuries and died several days later on April 25, 2001, at the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, racetrack, torso, golf cart, struck by, contusion, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304158629 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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