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Accident: 14298905 - Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 14298905 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 11/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10445360011/22/19917534Cambridge Tire Center
At approximately 2:00 on November 6, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker were repairing a tractor tire. A customer entered the service area and the coworker assisted him. Employee #1 continued to repair the tire. As he inflated the tire on the floor of the service area, it exploded. The employee was struck by the rim and tire. He suffered head injuries and a collapsed lung. He was flown by helicopter to a shock trauma unit in Baltimore and hospitalized.
Keywords: head, lung, repair, work rules, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104453600 Hospitalized injury Other Garage and service station related occupations

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