A tractor-trailer operator sustained serious injuries to his shoulder and face while attempting to remove wood lodged between the two tires on the truck’s rear axle. While trying to remove the wood with a chainsaw and axe the tire blew out, throwing the worker backward.
DO NOT use chainsaws, hammers or axes to dislodge embedded items. When possible, use a stone ejector mechanism instead.
Where it is possible to have the tire and wheel assembly serviced:
Where it is not possible to have the tire and wheel assembly serviced:
For safety-related tire problems, contact Transport Canada at 1 800 333-0371 or by email at email@example.com.
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