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Accident: 170159255 - Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 170159255 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200410608/01/19907534Ron'S Tire And Brake
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on July 25, 1990, Employee #1, a tire mechanic, was inflating a 13.6 by 28 tractor tire when the tire bead failed, causing the tire to slip off the rim. This allowed the tube to expand into the open area and finally blow apart, striking Employee #1. He and the tire were thrown approximately 8 ft into the air. Employee #1 suffered a fractured right arm, head lacerations, and a concussion.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, mechanic, tire bead, equipment failure, explosion, restraining device, inflating, concussion, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112004106 Hospitalized injury Concussion Garage and service station related occupations

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