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Accident: 597997 - Employee Killed By Exploding Tire

Accident: 597997 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/24/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10651240311/29/19937534Giant Tire Sales And Service Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10651239511/30/19932819Leco Corporation
Employee #1, a plant manager at the site, called Employee #2, who worked for a separate tire servicing company, to the site to repair or replace a flat tire on a loader/dozer. Employee #2 removed the old tire, inspected the rim and wheel, installed the new tire, put the rim on, and began to inflate the tire. Employees #1 and #2, as well as the vehicle operator, were standing around talking when the tire exploded off the rim. Employee #2 was at the edge of the tire's trajectory and was just grazed by it. Employee #1 was hit full force by the tire and was killed instantly. No tire cage or restraining device was used, nor were the employees kept out of the trajectory range.
Keywords: work rules, explosion, restraining device, tire, repair, inflating, loader, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106512403 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 106512395 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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