Tire being pumped up explodes, fatally hits man in head on W. Wis. road

September 23, 2018

A tire blew while being inflated on farm equipment in western Wisconsin and fatally struck the man who was pumping it up, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Friday on County Road E in Spring Brook Township, roughly 20 miles northwest of Eau Claire, according to the Dunn County Sheriffs Office.

While the tire was being inflated, the tire depressurized and the escaping air launched the tire and rim into the mans head, the Sheriffs Office said.

The man was declared dead at the scene. His identity has yet to be released.

The wheel was on a wagon used to haul silage, the Sheriffs Office said.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482

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