Fitter killed by exploding tire denounced faulty equipment and training deficiency

ERJ staff report (BC)

London – A novice fitter died in 2006 when a tire exploded in his face just weeks after he complained about faulty equipment and a lack of training, an inquest reported by Emily Davies of Mail Online heard.

Matthew Hoare, 21, was repairing a puncture on a 1.5m tire of a loader vehicle by inflating it directly from a compressor instead of using a safer inflating line.

The compressor made the tire rupture and Hoare was killed instantly as he was blown 4.6m across…

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