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Accident: 201073293 - Employee Is Injured When Truck Tire Explodes

Accident: 201073293 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/10/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081938812/03/20081799Superior Creations Inc

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on October 10, 2008, the employer's truck picked up a load of dirt for delivery to a neighbor's house. Employee #1 was directing the truck to back up for unloading, and he was standing on the ground near the unloading spot. The passenger side rear tire on the truch made contact with the corner of a concrete block wall near the unloading area at the neighbors house. The tire exploded, sending sand and small gravel up in the air and into the face of Employee #1, injuring him on the face and the eyes. Employee #1 was immediately taken to the Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment. Employee #1 was treated and released after four hours.

Keywords: eye, sand, explosion, dump truck, face, backing up, tire
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 6

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310819388 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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