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Accident: 170625875 - Employee Injured When Tire Explodes During Inflating

Accident: 170625875 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/02/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12392672704/06/19997534Carroll'S Tire Warehouse
Employee #1 was sent out on a service call to repair a split rim tire. He repaired and reassembled the tire, and was starting to inflate it when the tire exploded. He sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 failed to inspect the tire's component parts for damage or wear after repairing it, and the tire was not in a restraining cage during inflating.
Keywords: air pressure, repair, explosion, restraining device, inflating, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, flying object, tire rim, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123926727 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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