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Accident: 170162275 - Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Tire

Accident: 170162275 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11998772509/23/19920191Ernie Strahm & Sons Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on September 7, 1992, Employee #1, a 27-year-old shop worker for Ernie Strahm & Sons, Inc., was installing a tire on a pickup truck rim. The tire exploded, striking Employee #1 on the right arm and face. A nearby construction contractor heard the explosion and found Employee #1 unconscious on the shop floor. 911 was called while a supervisor and workers kept Employee #1 comfortable. Paramedics arrived in about 10 minutes and transported the employee to El Centro Regional Medical Center. After initial treatment, Employee #1 was airlifted to UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA. Employee #1's major injuries include loss of vision in the right eye, head and jaw injuries, and fractures of the right wrist and left index finger. No safety tire rack, cage, or equivalent protection was provided or in use at the time of the accident.
Keywords: eye, fracture, unconsciousness, blowout--tire, agriculture, work rules, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119987725 Hospitalized injury Concussion Farm workers

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