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Accident: 125892638 - Employee Injured When Tire Explodes During Inflation

Accident: 125892638 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12589263810/22/19977534Berlin Tire Centers Inc Dba Tci
At approximately 11:23 a.m. on August 21, 1997, Employee #1 was inflating a truck tire in prior to mounting. The wheel and tire assembly were lying on the concrete floor of the tire service bay. Employee #1 started to inflate the tire when the split rim blew off, striking him in the head and arms. He was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: air pressure, head, work rules, restraining device, inflating, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, tire rim, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125892638 Hospitalized injury Concussion Not specified mechanics and repairers

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