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Accident: 119948511 - Mechanic Injured When Split Rim Assembly Explodes

Accident: 119948511 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/25/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994851109/13/20002452Bloomington Lumber Co., Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on July 25, 2000, Employee #1, a heavy equipment mechanic, was working in the maintenance yard of the Bloomington Lumber Company. A split rim wheel assembly exploded during tire inflation and he sustained a fractured right arm and wrist. Employee #1 was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for 36 hours.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, mechanic, explosion, restraining device, inflating, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, arm, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119948511 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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