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Accident: 900373 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rim Wheel Components

Accident: 900373 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 11/16/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12663013611/16/19957353Williams Equipment Corp.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on November 16, 1995, Employee #1 was mounting a multi-piece wheel just outside of the barriers. While he inflated the tire or checked the air pressure, the tire exploded. Employee #1, who was kneeling in the path of the trajectory, was struck in the face and head by the rim wheel components. He was transported by helicopter to the Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: wheel, fracture, head, work rules, explosion, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126630136 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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