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Accident: 170873624 - Employee Injured While Inflating Tire

Accident: 170873624 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572962408/16/20025531Schoettler Tire Inc
On March 30, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were inflating used tires mounted on a vehicle. Employee #1 was working on the passenger side of the vehicle when he observed the coworker experiencing difficulty with the inflation of one of the tires. Employee #1 provided assistance to the coworker, taking over the task, by lubricating the tire bed, removing the valve core, and attempting tire inflation. After unsuccessful inflation, Employee #1 stopped pumping air into the tire. At that moment the tire exploded, seriously injuring Employee #1's right hand.
Keywords: air pressure, inflating, pressure release, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125729624 Hospitalized injury Other Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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