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Accident: 1000876 - Employee Hospitalized When Struck By Flying Wheel Assembly

Accident: 1000876 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/28/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
305574608/25/19885531Creywood Tire Corp.
Employee #1 was repairing a tire used by an off-road vehicle. He was not using either a restraining device or an air line assembly, which would have had a pressure gauge or reducer. Instead he was manually checking the tire pressure. When the tire released the captured pressure, the wheel assembly was propelled upward and struck Employee #1's upper body, breaking both of his arms and knocking out his upper teeth. Employee #1 required hospitalization.
Keywords: fracture, repair, work rules, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, struck by, arm, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3055746 Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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