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Accident: 202517280 - Truck Mechanic Sustains Bruises When Tire Explodes

Accident: 202517280 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31055202106/18/20087538Dimas Borba Dba Db Truck Body & Trailer Repair

On May 12, 2008, Employee #1 was working as a truck and trailer mechanic. He was inflating a new truck tire to 105 psi while the tire was inside a protective cage. Employee #1 removed the tire from the protective cage and was rolling the tire to a trailer, when the tire's sidewall blew out. Employee #1 sustained bruises and abrasions, but he was not hospitalized.

Keywords: maintenance, automotive repair, mechanic, compressed air, equipment failure, truck, abrasion, pressure release, contusion, tire

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310552021 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Automobile mechanics

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