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Accident: 170198196 - Employee'S Arm Broken When Struck By Flying Tire Rim

Accident: 170198196 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 06/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192112806/18/19915531Sears
Employee #1 was attempting to mount and seat a 16 in. tire on a 16 1/2 in. rim. He used a 120 psi air line, which was normally used to power air tools, to inflate the tire. The tire exploded and the rim flew off, striking and fracturing Employee #1's arm.
Keywords: air pressure, fracture, work rules, mechanic, high pressure, inflating, arm, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111921128 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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