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Accident: 80976.015 - Employee Working On Split Rim Wheel Is Killed When Tire Flie

Accident: 80976.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 09/30/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1097209.01510/01/2015Herb Robinson Repair And Towing
At 12:45 a.m. on September 30, 2015, an employee was working for a towing firm. He was removing a split rim wheel from the hub of a towing crane. While removing the lock ring from the rim, the tire was still inflated. The tire blew off the rim while one locking part remained on the rim. The tire struck the employee, th rowing him into the back of his truck. A tire and tool box were in the back of t he truck. The employee sustained blunt force trauma and he was killed.
Keywords: automotive repair, blowout--tire, flying object, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, tire, tire bead, tire rim, wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1097209.015 49 M Fatality Automobile mechanics

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