A 54-year-old man died and two others were injured when a tire exploded at a Bodden Town quarry work site on Sunday.

The accident happened off Lake View Drive in Bodden Town. Workmen were using an industrial compressor to put air in a tire when it burst, killing the man.

The victim’s name has not been released by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

According to Cayman police, the 911 Communications Centre dispatched police and emergency services to the work site just before 4 p.m.

The man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The other two men were later released from the hospital.

The incident is being jointly investigated by police, and health and safety officers from the Department of Labour and Pensions.

Quarry owner Justin Wood could not be reached for comment by the Cayman Compass on Monday.

According to a witness who arrived at the work site Sunday afternoon, an unidentified co-worker at the scene confirmed his office manager had been killed by a bursting tire.

“He told us they were changing a tire and putting in air when it exploded.”

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