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Accident: 79290.015 - Employee Is Killed When A Tire Explodes

Accident: 79290.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/17/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1085528.01508/18/2015Cross Dillon Tire
At 3:15 p.m. on August 17, 2015, an employee was inflating four tires at a time in cages to a designated pressure. Upon the completion of this action the employ ee removed a tire from the cage and was rolling it to the staging area when the side wall of the tire blew out. The pressure of the compressed air inside the ti re released rapidly and with great force striking the employee in the chest. Th e employee had filled a Michelin 445/50 R22.5 series tire when the side wall giv eaway and the compressed air struck the employee in the chest. He was killed fro m multiple blunt force trauma to parts of body.
Keywords: air pressure, blowout--tire, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1085528.015 40 M Fatality

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