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Accident: 170246896 - Employee Injured When Truck Tire Ruptures

Accident: 170246896 -- Report ID: 1055300 -- Event Date: 03/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11159388503/21/19905531Puget Sound Tire
Employee #1 was dispatched to repair a soft tire that was on the outside of a set of dual tires on a truck. He removed the tire, cleaned the valve stem, and then began to inflate the tire as it was lying on the ground. He was checking for leaks when the tire ruptured. Employee #1 suffered a concussion, contusions on the left side of his jaw, and bruises on his left leg. The back of the tire had an 18 in. long split approximately three-quarters of the distance from the rim to the tread.
Keywords: air pressure, head, work rules, rupture, inflating, concussion, pressure release, contusion, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111593885 Hospitalized injury Concussion Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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