Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170175921 - Employee'S Hand Broken By Exploding Tire

Accident: 170175921 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 02/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11202298303/03/19925541Bob Reeds Services
Employee #1, of Bob Reed Auto Service, was inflating a 16 in. single piece rim wheel assembly. The wheel assembly was lying on the wheel changer and the provided restraining devices were not being used. When Employee #1 added air pressure to the tire assembly, it suddenly exploded. The tire flew to the ceiling and landed in front of him. His right hand was broken in 15 places and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: air pressure, fracture, work rules, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, hand, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112022983 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.