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Accident: 170196067 - Employee'S Face And Hands Fractured By Flying Tire Rim

Accident: 170196067 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11191409909/11/19903715Tuff Boy Sales
At 3:00 p.m. on August 21, 1990, Employee #1, of Tuff Boy Sales, was seating the beads of a 16 in. tire on a 16 1/2 in. light truck rim. One of the beads and the sidewall ruptured, violently propelling the wheel 50 to 70 ft into the air. The wheel struck Employee #1 on the way up, fracturing his nose, both hands, and his left forearm, and causing other injuries. The accident was due to the installation of a tire on a non-matching light truck rim. Employee #1 had not received the required training.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, high pressure, inflating, flying object, face, tire rim, untrained, hand, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111914099 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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