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Accident: 170833594 - Two Employees Injured When Struck By Tire Sidewall

Accident: 170833594 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 02/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11952878402/16/19957538State Highway Administration
Employees #1 and #2 were inflating a tire (not marked Lt) when the side wall of the tire blew out. The exploding tire bruised Employee #1's chest and bruised Employee #2's groin. Both were taken to the hospital and released that day. The tire, with its single piece rim, had not been placed in the available tire cage. There were no work rules regarding single piece rim wheels for dump trucks. No training had been provided to the two employees.
Keywords: chest, blowout--tire, work rules, torso, restraining device, struck by, flying object, untrained, contusion, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119528784 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Automobile mechanics
2 119528784 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Automobile mechanics

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