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Accident: 170208227 - Employee Severely Injured When Tire Explodes

Accident: 170208227 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11182320908/24/19907513Rollins Truck Leasing
On August 19, 1990, Employee #1, a shop lead man, and a friend entered into the company's maintenance shop to repair or replace a tire belonging to the friend. They placed the 16 in. General LT215-85R16 light truck tire on a 16 1/2 in. wheel. As they were inflating the tire, it blew up in Employee #1's face. He sustained severe injuries. The accident occurred on a non-business day and Employee #1 used the shop facilities without the permission or authorization of his employer.
Keywords: air pressure, unsecured, work rules, explosion, inflating, struck by, flying object, face, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111823209 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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