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Accident: 170570485 - Employee Hospitalized With Concussion When Struck By Tire

Accident: 170570485 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12048981006/28/19944212Thermo King Of Greenville
Employee #1 was attempting to remove and replace fully inflated tires on a Towmotor forklift, serial #601P660205, which had two wheels on each side at the rear. There is a single-piece wheel on the outer side and a multi-piece on the inside. Eight lugs hold each wheel. Employee #1 had removed the outer wheel and was attempting to remove the inner wheel but was having trouble loosening the last lug. He heated the lug with a torch and was using an air wrench when the tire came apart, striking his arm and head. Employee #1 suffered a contusion on his arm and a concussion.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, concussion, flying object, tire rim, contusion, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120489810 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Heavy equipment mechanics

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