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Accident: 170694822 - Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Lock Ring

Accident: 170694822 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11193484004/30/19937534Oakhurst Tire & Auto Service
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 18, 1993, Employee #1 was working at his father's business, Oakhurst Tire and Auto Repair. He had just finished working on three tires and presumed the fourth, a 750 x 20 tire, had just been finished because the air chuck was lying at the end of the storage truck in the shop and not on the hose. A lock ring from the tire and rim blew off the rim, hitting Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 received massive head injuries. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 had changed these types of rims numerous times, according to his father. The employer has a tire cage and a 3-foot bar to use when inflating and deflating tires. Employee #1 was unable to be interviewed. No violation could be established.
Keywords: head, work rules, explosion, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111934840 Hospitalized injury Concussion Automobile mechanics

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