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Maryland worker dies after tire explodes while being filled with air

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A 31-year-old man from Boonsboro, Maryland was killed after the tire of a truck exploded in his face. Pablo Juan Martinez had been working at a trailer sales company when the accident occurred. In a video posted by GeoBeats, it was reported that Martinez was kneeling between the two front tires of a farm tractor, filling one of the tires with air.

The tire unexpectedly exploded, knocking Martinez to the ground. An ambulance arrived on the scene and paramedics swiftly transported Martinez to the hospital, performing CPR on his lifeless body. However it was too late. Martinez was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after he arrived there.

Maryland occupational safety and health authorities are currently investigating the incident which appears to be a tragic accident. It is somewhat rare for a tire to explode in such a manner but authorities hope to figure out just what went wrong.

It is unknown if the man was married or if he had any children. More on this story in the video above.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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