Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to disastrous results
| August 27, 2014 |
The accident: A welder repairing leaks on a skid steer’s rim wheel used a flammable inflation product on the tire. He began to weld holes on the rim wheel, and the wheel exploded.
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