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Accident: 521526 - Employee Killed When Tire Rim Splits And Explodes

Accident: 521526 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 03/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10122670203/05/19907534Patterick'S Tire Sales, Inc.
An employee had built up a rim and tire. Employee #1, the employer, sent the worker to make out an invoice while he placed the tire back on the vehicle. While he was repositioning the tire, the rim split and exploded. Rim parts struck Employee #1 in the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, single piece rim, work rules, explosion, high pressure, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101226702 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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