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Accident: 112444.015 - Employee Severely Lacerates Arm When Struck By Tire Wheel As

Accident: 112444.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 12/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1369425.01501/04/2019Mulehead Growers, Llc
At 1:30 pm. on December 28, 2018, an employee removed a leaky ATV tire from a 20 00 Honda Recon ATV and returned to the mechanic shop to repair it. The employee braced the tire with his left hand and applied air pressure to the valve system with his right hand. The employee overinflated the tire and it exploded off th e rim, lacerating his right arm. The employee was hospitalized and had a compre ssion plate and six screws inserted.
Keywords: atv, arm, explosion, laceration, repair, struck by, tire, wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1369425.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Farm workers

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