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Man severely injured after tire rim explodes

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Police say a trailer tire explosion and separation is to blame for a man’s severe injuries in Bingham Township.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Department said Kenneth Meldrum, 47, Bad Axe, was thrown under a work bench with a trailer tire he’d be airing up exploded and separated from the rim, tossing him nearly 14 feet.

Farm workers heard the explosion and called for emergency services.

Meldrum was then transported to the Huron Medical Center and later flown to a Saginaw-area hospital.

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