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Worker killed while inflating a tire mounted on a multi-piece rim - Massachusetts.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
FACE Facts 2004 Aug; 7(2):1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20034259
Abstract
Incident: A 42-year-old male laborer was fatally injured while using an air line with a faulty pressure gauge to inflate a tire mounted on a multi-piece rim on a front end loader. The victim sat in a chair positioned directly in front of the flat tire's sidewall and in the trajectory of the multi-piece rim parts. While he was inflating the tire, the increased air pressure caused the tire's tube to explode. The explosion knocked the victim backward with the chair, fatally injuring him. Recommendations: All employees should be cautioned about the potential hazards of multi-piece rim wheels. Only employees who are assigned to service multi-piece rim wheels and have been trained on the proper methods of working with these wheels should be allowed to service them, including inflating tires.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Protective-measures; Automobile-repair-shops; Automotive-industry
Contact
Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Publication Date
20040801
Document Type
Newsletter
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008331
Issue of Publication
2
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Traumatic Injuries
Source Name
Fatality Investigation Report: FACE Facts
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
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