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Accident: 14437941 - Employees Injured In Tire Explosion

Accident: 14437941 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 04/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10723488204/27/19935531Les Schwab Tire Centers Of Boise, Inc.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on April 22, 1993, Employees #1 and #2 were mounting tractor tires. Employee #1 had just reached inside the wheel to release the air chuck when the tube burst. Employee #1 was hit by the tire, rim, and air blast. He was knocked to the ground 15 feet away, hitting his head on the concrete. Employee #1 received a concussion and temporary partial paralysis. Employee #2 was knocked backward by the air blast, was treated for debris in the eyes and tinnitus, and released. Employee #1 was still hospitalized at the time of the inspection.
Keywords: eye, head, paralysis, explosion, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, concussion, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107234882 Hospitalized injury Concussion Sales occupations, other business services
2 107234882 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Sales occupations, other business services

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