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Accident: 80136.015 - Employee Is Killed By Exploding Tire

Accident: 80136.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 10/08/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1097368.01510/08/2015Plumer Landscaping, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on October 8, 2015, Employee #1 was servicing a Michelin X One XDN 2 445/50R22.5 tire mounted on a a single piece rim wheel installed on a semi-tr actor. Employee #1 was employed for approximately 11 years as the shop manager. Employee #1 performed light maintenance on vehicles routinely. Two employees fou nd Employee #1 lying on his back on the ground, unresponsive. One of the two emp loyees called emergency medical services while the other began checking for a pu lse. The emergency services operator advised the employees to initiate CPR. Pol ice and rescue personnel arrived shortly after the call was made. Emergency med ical technicians did not find any vital signs and did not attempt to resuscitate the victim. The autopsy results indicate that the victim died from multiple blu nt injuries of the head, chest, and abdomen due to an explosive tire rupture.
Keywords: abdomen, air pressure, blowout--tire, chest, head, motor vehicle, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1097368.015 46 M Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices

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