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Accident: 116238.015 - Employees Suffer Injuries When Multipiece Rim Wheel Fails

Accident: 116238.015 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 05/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1400545.01505/09/2019Yavapai County Government-Fleet Service Division
At 10:45 a.m. on May 6, 2019, three employees were working as automotive technic ians for a county's motor vehicle fleet operations division. They were removing the rims from a tire that was from a SWAT vehicle. The ring broke loose, unseati ng the tire. The ring went flying up and through an open bay door just as the em ployees were removing the lug nuts from the rim. One employee suffered a compoun d fracture in his right arm and a laceration on his palm. He was hospitalized. A nother employee suffered facial lacerations and two broken teeth. He was not hos pitalized. The third employee suffered an injury to his foot. He too was not hos pitalized.
Keywords: abrasion, arm, automotive repair, contusion, face, flying object, foot, fracture, hand, laceration, mouth, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, tire, tire bead, tire rim, training
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1400545.015 48 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
2 1400545.015 20 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
3 1400545.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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