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Accident: 922427 - Employee Killed When Struck By Exploding Tire Rim

Accident: 922427 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 10/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10896546810/06/19937534Atlanta Commercial Tire, Inc.
Employee #1 was changing a forklift tire. To fit the jack underneath the forklift, Employee #1 inflated the flat tire. Apparently forgetting that the tire was inflated, he proceeded to jack the forklift and to remove its wheel lug nuts. After he had removed three of five lug nuts, the wheel exploded and tore through the remaining lug nuts. Employee #1 was struck by the wheel rim in the chest and blown back. He died of his injuries at a local hospital.
Keywords: repair, explosion, industrial truck, restraining device, struck by, tire rim, inattention, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108965468 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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