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Accident: 74724.015 - Employee Is Struck By Flying Tire And Wheel, Later Dies

Accident: 74724.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 03/09/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1045375.01503/10/2015Walmart #319
At 7:45 p.m. on March 9, 2016, an employee was placing a used tire on a second r im provided by the customer. The employee was setting bead by adding compressed air to the tire. The employee was adding compressed air to a tire not secured in the tire mounting machine. While adding compressed air, the bead popped, air pr essure accidentally discharged, the tire and wheel flew at the employee and his hand and arm were struck by the flying tire and wheel. The employee sustained in juries to his right hand and arm and required surgery. The employee died after b eing released from the hospital.
Keywords: accidental discharge, air pressure, arm, compressed air, hand, struck by, tire, tire bead, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1045375.015 62 M Fatality Automobile mechanics

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