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Accident: 976902 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Rim And Tire

Accident: 976902 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10795628612/27/19885531Lynwood Tire Service Inc
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on December 21, 1988, Employee #1 was checking a tire on the ground for leaks. The tire and one piece aluminum rim were a semi-tractor's right front steering tire that had been removed, broken down, put back on the rim, and inflated with 100 psi air. The rim and tire separated and flew into the air, striking Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: head, work rules, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107956286 Fatality Concussion Garage and service station related occupations

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