A machine-shop worker in the area of Hagerstown died after the tractor tire he was inflating exploded. Evidently, the middle-aged man had been kneeling between the two front tires when the one exploded, killing him.*
An investigation is being pursued by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health. It is not clear if there was a defect in the tire or the tractor’s wheel that may have in some way been a factor in the explosion.
Serious and fatal accidents can occur if tires have defects in their design or manufacture, or have been incorrectly fitted. If the makers, designers or fitters of the tire in question were aware of the problem and continued to put the tire on the market, creating dangers for drivers, workers, bystanders and others, they must be held accountable. Such behavior has happened in the past, but tire makers cannot be allowed to get away with it.
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*Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/western-maryland/hagerstown-worker-killed-by-exploding-tire/24266736
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