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Accident: 802421 - Employee Killed When Split Rim Retainer Fails

Accident: 802421 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10542539110/15/19872452Coker Builders Inc.
Employee #1 had removed the outside tire on a tandem trailer and was removing the inside tire (size 1000 by 20) when the split rim retainer (double locked ring #5392) failed. The rim struck him in the chest, knocking him 17 ft. When he was found, the employee was unconscious and apparently dead; he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: chest, unconsciousness, work rules, equipment failure, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105425391 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Automobile body and related repairers

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