Local man killed by exploding tire - WNEM TV 5

Local man killed by exploding tire

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TUSCOLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Tuscola County man is dead after a tire exploded in his face while he was attempting to fix it.

Emergency personnel responded to a farm on Mushroom Road near the village of Deford for a report of an injured worker. When crews arrived on the scene, they found the man unresponsive.

The man was transported to Hills and Dales Hospital in Cass City where he was declared deceased.

The man was trying to seal the band on a tine rake tire that he had filled with air when it exploded.

Tuscola County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Mike Mattlin investigated the scene. The victim's name has yet to be released.

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