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Accident: 170234223 - Employee Injured When Struck By Flying Wheel Rim

Accident: 170234223 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 06/14/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30221786406/15/19995531Les Schwab Tire Centers Of Washington Inc
Employee #1, age 19, was repairing a Firestone truck tire, 20.6 RH5, when the rim separated under 50 psi air pressure. The large part of the rim was thrown up and struck Employee #1 on the head. He was hospitalized with traumatic head injuries.
Keywords: air pressure, head, work rules, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, tire rim, pressure release, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302217864 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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