TYRE INFLATION FATAL ACCIDENT
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.
Last Updated: 31/05/2020 03:58:03pm