MAN DIES WHEN AIR BAG RUPTURES DURING CAR REPAIR
DETROIT» Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.
Honda says a man died in June 2016 when an inflator ruptured while he was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer.
The car’s ignition switch was on, so the air bag would have been ready in case of a crash. But it’s not clear why the air bag deployed, the company said. Police photos show the metal inflator ruptured and shot out fragments in Hialeah, Fla., near Miami.
“The rupture most likely contributed to his death,” Honda spokesman Chris Martin said.
It’s the 12th U.S. death attributed to the faulty inflators and the 17th worldwide.
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