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Accident: 567834 - Employee Killed By Exploding Tire

Accident: 567834 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12337974508/08/19955541S S J Corporation
At approximately 2:55 p.m. on August 6, 1995, Employee #1 was in a bay service area preparing to remove a 14 in. vehicle tire from the rim wheel while the tire was on a tire changing machine. The tire made a crackling sound and seconds later exploded. The brunt of the explosion caused a broken blood vessel and internal bleeding in Employee #1. He was transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, AR, and underwent surgery. At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 7, 1995, Employee #1 died.
Keywords: loss of blood, equipment failure, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123379745 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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