Man killed when tractor tire explodes

KNOXVILLE, Md. (WMAR) -  

Maryland State Police are investigating a deadly auto shop accident.
 
Police responded to a an automotive repair shop on Souder Road in Knoxville for a report of an industrial accident at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Upon arrival Troopers determined that Brian Alan Snoots, 39, was deceased upon their arrival.
 
The investigation has revealed that Snoots was filling an industrial tractor tire with air when the tire exploded. Snoots was struck by the tire. 
 
Snoots was pronounced dead on the scene. 
 
Members of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Department and a Forensics Investigator from the Chief Medical Examiner are now investigating the accident. 
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