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Accident: 170183453 - Employee Injured In Tire Explosion

Accident: 170183453 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983534611/23/19925541David'S Shell Station
Employee #1, of David's Shell Station, was inflating a truck tire on a non-split type rim. A Coats 40-40A machine was being used and the tire was being inflated with a direct line hook-up at the machine. Employee #1 first checked the tire pressure with a hand-held gauge that showed 90 psi. The tire was then deflated because it was not seated. The second inflation resulted in a tire explosion, causing a compound fracture to Employee #1's left wrist and trauma to his head that rendered him unconscious.
Keywords: fracture, head, single piece rim, unconsciousness, explosion, restraining device, inflating, tire rim, tire, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119835346 Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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