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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170587265 - Employee Injured When Struck In Face By Flying Wheel Rim

Accident: 170587265 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/08/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590161109/18/19951623R F Paulus
Employee #1, a yard maintenance man, was removing a wheel (a 7.50 by 10 tire/rim combination) from a vehicle because the tire was leaking air. For some reason, the tire flew off its rim and struck him. Employee #1 spent three days in the hospital for treatment of a fractured nose and cheekbones.
Keywords: wheel, fracture, maintenance, single piece rim, work rules, construction, restraining device, struck by, flying object, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125901611 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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