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Accident: 724138 - Employee Killed, One Injured, When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 724138 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/04/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10873036710/19/19957534Franklin'S Auto Repair
Employee #1 was putting air into a truck tire to make the tire seat in the rim. Employee #2 was handing Employee #1 a pair of vise grips when the tire exploded. The tire struck Employee #1 in the head and arm. He died of multiple skull fractures. Employee #2 was struck in the arm. He was hospitalized with broken bones.
Keywords: fracture, head, work rules, explosion, skull, restraining device, struck by, arm, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108730367 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported
2 108730367 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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