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Accident: 102622.015 - Employee Fixing Tire Is Injured When Tire Explodes

Accident: 102622.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287066.01501/30/2018Utility Lines Construction Services Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on December 12, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a utility services company, was driving a truck with a loaded lowboy trailer. He stopped to add air to a flat tire. As he worked on the tire, there was a sudden release of air pressure, the tire exploded, and Employee #1 was thrown approximately 6 feet away. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a concussion and head laceration, plus injuries to his chest/lungs and both arms.
Keywords: pressure release, tire, truck driver, construction, head, laceration, air pressure, concussion, truck, repair
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287066.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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