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Machinery Truck Tire Accident Claims Life of Jacob Moler and Injures Damion Winkler in Hamilton, Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio — On Tuesday, Damion Winkler and Jacob Moler were operating a 30,000-pound machine when a rubber tire roller malfunctioned, causing the machine to flip and roll, with multiple pieces and four tires breaking off.  

The roller carried the two individuals down Old Oxford Road before veering into the grassy area. Moler was fatally injured, and Winkler was airlifted to the hospital with injuries.  

The incident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. near Old Oxford Road, Hamilton Richmond Road, and Main Street.  

No further details are available at the moment.  

Thoughts on Tire Roller Malfunction and Manufacturing Defects 

 Manufacturers simply cannot put out defective products that can cause serious harm. Companies must ensure their machinery is in good operating condition. Repair companies must ensure repairs are completed correctly. While we do not know yet what happened here, it seems evident that someone messed up somewhere. Vehicles do not malfunction absent mistake.  

 Anytime an accident involves serious injuries or deaths, the victims deserve a thorough investigation of the incident so that if any negligence causes the accident, the liable parties can be held accountable, and the families can get the justice they deserve for their suffering. 


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases. 

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post. 



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