TYRE INFLATION FATAL ACCIDENT

Incident:

A self employed mine worker was fatally injured when struck by a wheel assembly he had fitted and was in the process of inflating.

The assembly consisted of a 7.5 x 16 tyre and a 7.5 x 16 inner tube being fitted onto a 6.75 x 16.5 rim.
It is believed that the inner tube burst and the tyre bead failed on the underside causing a sudden uncontrolled release of compressed air. This propelled the wheel upward from the ground striking the deceased.

Evidence suggests the tyre was not compatible with the rim.

Western Australian Significant Incident Report 124 Tyre Inflation Fatal Accident

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