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Accident: 884916 - Employee Killed When Tire Explodes

Accident: 884916 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 07/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11116757307/09/19901521Causey Construction Company
Employee #1 was using a tire gauge with an inflation range of 12 to 48 psi to fill a tire that had a recommended inflation of 85 psi. The tire exploded and Employee #1 died instantly of massive head and brain trauma. Inadequate employee training, lack of a wheel/tire restraining device, and an inappropriate tire gauge contributed to the accident.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111167573 Fatality Other Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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