Condition Known as 'Rock Drill' Causes Truck Tire to Rupture
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (Richland, WA - Hanford Site), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (CHPRC)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Maintenance, Heavy Equipment

The right front tire of a 2010 International Workstar water truck ruptured due to rock drill resulting in damage to the truck's fender and front cowling.

Lesson Learned: Equip heavy vehicles, used predominantly on dirt/gravel roads traveling at slower speeds, with tires with wider treads to avoid potential rock drill leading to tire rupture.

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